The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Registry series| Volume 28, ISSUE 10, P989-992, October 2009

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Scientific Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Introduction to the 2009 Annual Reports

      We are pleased to present the 2009 Annual Reports of the Scientific Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (the Registry). Since 1983 the Registry has collected and reported data for more than 117,000 heart, heart-lung, and lung transplants. The past year has been our most active to date, with 5,276 transplants added to the Registry from more than 225 centers worldwide. Much gratitude is owed the many heart and lung transplant surgeons and physicians, clinical coordinators, data coordinators, and organ exchange organizations (OEO) throughout the world, whose timely and accurate submission of data has made attaining these milestones possible (Appendix). We are especially pleased to announce our new relationship with the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT), which reported, for the first time, lung transplants performed at 8 Spanish centers.
      This year, we again report some transitions in Registry report authorship: First, Dr Josef Stehlik coauthored the Adult Heart Transplant report; Dr. Stehlik will assume the position of Associate Medical Director from Dr. David Taylor, who has served extremely ably in that capacity since 2002. We also regret the passing of Dr. Mark Boucek, who authored the Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplant Registry report from its inception in 1997 until 2007. The very existence of this report reflected the determination of Dr. Boucek and other pediatric members to give pediatric transplantation a specific identity within the Society.
      There are many ways to access the Transplant Registry data. As in past years, all of the data figures and tables included in the Registry reports are also available on the ISHLT Web site ( in MS PowerPoint (Microsoft Corp, Bellingham, WA) format. The Web site also contains many additional data slides that are not included in the published reports. Those wishing to view the published Heart, Lung, and Heart-Lung, and Pediatric reports online may do so at
      In addition to the information available in the published Registry reports and slide sets, continent-specific and center-specific data reports can be obtained from the secure section of the ISHLT Web site ( Continent-specific reports are available to everyone and allow comparison of continent-specific transplant data with that of all transplants submitted to the Registry. Center-specific reports allow comparison of one's individual center with that of all transplants submitted to the Registry. These reports are available to all actively participating centers, including those submitting data through organ exchange organizations. Because we only want staff members affiliated with each center to access center-specific reports from their own center, center-specific reports require a user name and password, which can be obtained from Kathryn Philibin ([email protected]).
      We were pleased that 4 abstracts based on Registry data were presented at this year's ISHLT Scientific Sessions in Paris, France: (1) “Focusing on the Future: Development of a Predictive Model for Long-Term Survival,” presented by Dr. Cynthia Gries; (2) “Body Mass Index as Predictor of Pediatric Heart Transplant Outcome,” presented by Dr. Beth Kaufman; (3) “Predictors of Obesity in Children after Heart Transplant,” presented by Dr. Beth Kaufman; and (4) “Quantitation of the Effect of Donor-Associated Characteristics on Post-Transplant Survival,” presented by Dr. Josef Stehlik. These presentations illustrate the ongoing commitment of the Society and the Registry to the promotion of scholarship and the development of new clinical investigators.
      The Registry remains the world's most comprehensive record of heart and lung transplant activity, practices, and outcomes; and a resource for ongoing research regarding these continually evolving areas of practice. In a recent survey, the ISHLT membership indicated that the Registry is one of the 3 most valuable activities of the Society, together with the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. We appreciate the ongoing commitment by the Society and its members to the continued health and growth of this valuable resource.

      Disclosure Statement

      All relevant disclosures for the Registry director, executive committee members and authors are on file with ISHLT and can be made available for review by contacting the Executive Director of ISHLT.


      Tabled 1List of Thoracic Transplant Centers Reporting Data to the ISHLT Transplant Registry for Transplants Performed Between January 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008
      CountryCenters reporting transplants to ISHLT
      ArgentinaFundacion Favaloro
      Hospital Italiano
      Data provided via Australia and New Zealand Cardiothoracic Transplant Registry (ANZCOTR).
      St. Vincent
      Royal Children
      The Prince Charles Hospital
      The Alfred Hospital
      Royal Perth Hospital
      Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien
      Universitätsklinik Innsbruck
      Landeskrankenhaus Graz
      Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      Hôpital Erasme Bruxelles
      Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
      Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhuis Aalst
      Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent
      Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Liège
      Cliniques Universitaires, Université Catholique de Louvain
      UZ Gasthuisberg Leuven
      BrazilHeart Institute-University São Paulo Hospital das Clinicas
      Hospital de Messejana
      CanadaRoyal Victoria Hospital
      The Toronto General Hospital
      Hospital Notre-Dame
      Quebec Heart Institute—Laval Hospital
      Ottawa Heart Institute
      Health Sciences Centre
      University of Alberta Hospitals/Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences
      The Hospital For Sick Children
      ChileHospital Gustavo Fricke
      ColombiaCliniica Cardiovascular
      Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      University Clinical Hospital Zagreb
      University Hospital Dubrava
      Data provided via Scandiatransplant.
      Skejby University Hospital
      Rigshospitalet, National University Hospital
      Data provided via Scandiatransplant.
      Helsinki University Central Hospital
      Children's Hospital, University of Helsinki
      Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      Universität des Saarlandes Homburg/Saar
      Herzzentrum Dresden GmbH
      Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
      Universitätsklinik Köln
      Universität Leipzig—Herzzentrum
      Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim
      Klinikum der Universität Regensburg
      Herzzentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen Bad Oeynhausen
      Universitätsklinikum Essen
      Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
      Universitätsklinikum Münster
      Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
      Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
      Universitätsklinikum Göttingen
      Universitätsklinikum Aachen
      Klinikum Fulda
      Klinikum der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
      Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein Kiel
      Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Main
      Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
      Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen
      Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
      Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
      Deutsches Herzzentrum München
      Universitätsklinikum Hamburg
      Klinikum der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
      GreeceOnassis Cardiac Surgery Center
      HungaryHungarian Institute of Cardiology
      Data provided via United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority (UKTSSA).
      Mater Hospital
      IsraelRabin Medical Center (Belinson Campus)
      ItalyNiguarda CA Granda Hospital
      Policlinico S. Orsola—Universita degli Studi
      JapanTohoku University Hospital
      Saitama Medical School Hospital
      KoreaYongdong Severance Hospital
      Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht
      Erasmus Medisch Centrum Rotterdam
      Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
      New ZealandGreen Lane Hospital
      Auckland City Hospital
      Data provided via Scandiatransplant.
      Rikshospitalet—National Hospital of Norway
      Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      University Medical Center Ljubljana
      South AfricaMilpark Hospital
      SpainComplejo Hospitalario Universitario Juan Canalejo
      Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      Hospital Universitario Marques De Valdecilla
      Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia
      Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      Hospital Universitario Puerta De Hierro
      Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      Hospital Universitario La Fe
      Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      Hospital Clinic Barcelona
      Hospital Universitario Vall D'Hebron
      Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      Hospital Central DE Asturias
      Data provided via Scandiatransplant.
      Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
      Sahlgrenska University Hospital
      University Hospital of Lund
      TaiwanCheng-Hsin General Hospital
      United Kingdom
      Data provided via United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority (UKTSSA).
      Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children
      University of Glasgow/Glasgow Royal Infirmary
      The Freeman Hospital
      Harefield Hospital
      Wythenshawe Hospital
      Queen Elizabeth Hospital
      Papworth Hospital
      United States
      Data provided via United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
      University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL
      Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, AR
      Arkansas Childrens Hospital, Little Rock, AR
      Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
      St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
      University Medical Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
      Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
      Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
      Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
      California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
      UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA
      UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
      Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, CA
      Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA
      Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
      UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
      USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
      The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO
      University of Colorado Hospital/HSC, Aurora, CO
      Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
      Yale New Haven Hosp, New Haven, CT
      Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
      Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
      All Childrens Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
      Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
      Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL
      Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
      Shands Hosp at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
      Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
      Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
      Med College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta, GA
      St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
      Hawaii Medical Center—East, Honolulu, HI
      University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
      Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
      Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
      Loyola University Med Center, Maywood, IL
      Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
      Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
      Univ. of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
      Clarian Health-Methodist/IU/Riley, Indianapolis, IN
      Lutheran Hospital of Ft Wayne, Ft Wayne, IN
      St Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis, IN
      Via Christi Reg Medical Center, Wichita, KS
      Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY
      Kosair Childrens Hospital, Louisville, KY
      University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
      Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA
      Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
      Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
      Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
      Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
      Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
      Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
      University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
      Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
      Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
      University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
      Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
      St Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic), Rochester, MN
      University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
      Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
      Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hosp, St. Louis, MO
      St. Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO
      St. Louis University Hospital, St Louis, MO
      St. Lukes Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
      University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
      North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, NC
      Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, NC
      Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
      UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
      BryanLGH Medical Center East, Lincoln, NE
      The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
      Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
      Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
      Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
      The Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, New York, NY
      Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
      Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
      Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
      Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
      Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
      Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
      Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
      University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
      University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
      Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
      Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK
      Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
      Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
      Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
      Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
      Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
      Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
      Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
      The Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
      Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
      Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
      The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
      Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
      Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
      Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN
      St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
      University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
      Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX
      Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX
      Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX
      St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX
      Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, TX
      University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
      The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
      Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
      University Hospital—St. Paul, Dallas, TX
      Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
      Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
      Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT
      University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
      Primary Childrens Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
      Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA
      MCV Hospitals, Richmond, VA
      McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA
      Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA
      University of Virginia HSC, Charlottesville, VA
      Children's Hospital & Reg Medical Center, Seattle, WA
      Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA
      University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
      Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
      Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
      Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
      University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
      a Data provided via Australia and New Zealand Cardiothoracic Transplant Registry (ANZCOTR).
      b Data provided via Eurotransplant (ET).
      c Data provided via Scandiatransplant.
      d Data provided via United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority (UKTSSA).
      e Lung data provided via Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT).
      f Data provided via United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).