Heart and Vascular Center Quality and Safety

The overarching goal of health care delivery is to provide safe, high quality care for patients. By publicly reporting our patient outcomes, we are providing you with the opportunity to compare University of Iowa Health Care Heart and Vascular Center with other health care organizations and to choose an organization based on quality outcomes and delivery of exceptional care.

We partner with regional and national agencies to help compare our performance to our peers on key practice measures. The following charts show how we are doing in some of those areas.

Structural Heart Disease Program

UI Health Care Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Inpatient Mortality Rate

UI Health Care TAVR and MitraClip Procedures data

Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Heart Transplant Program

UI Health Care Adult Heart Post-Transplant 1-Year and 3-Year Survival Rate

UI Health Care LVAD Implants data

Adult Cardiac Surgery Program

UI Health Care Surgical Mitral Valve Case Volume data

UI Health Care CABG Surgery Procedure Inpatient Mortality Rate

UI Health Care Valve Repair Patient Mortality Rate

Thoracic Surgery

UI Health Care Lobectomy Inpatient Mortality Rate data

Lung Transplant

UI Health Care Adult Lung Post-Transplant Survival Rate data

Source: Vizient is a comparative database with discharge data from more than 300 hospitals. Vizient allows an organization to compare its clinical outcome performance with that of other hospitals. The Vizient risk models provide expected values for mortality for each discharge, allowing an organization to see not only what its performance was but also whether that performance was better or worse than expected based on the patients’ available information in the format of an observed-to-expected (O/E) ratio (index value). An index value above 1.0 indicates an observed mortality higher than the Vizient expected value.

Vizient defines inpatient mortality as any patient who expires (discharge status codes 20, 41 or 42 expired XYZ) during the inpatient hospital stay. When measuring observed mortality in aggregation, Vizient represents mortality as the percentage of deaths over total inpatient discharges for a given time period.