INTEGRIS Health Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute

Heart Transplant Center

Just one year after its beginning, the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute became one of only a handful of transplant hospitals in the nation to perform a human heart transplant. The same year, Dr. Zuhdi performed Oklahoma's first piggyback heart transplant – implanting two hearts in one chest. At the time, only five such procedures had been performed in the US.

With the addition of the INTEGRIS Advanced Cardiac Care program under the leadership of James W. Long, M.D., Ph.D., our team has achieved respect across the US, with revolutionary procedures including America's first implantation of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), the implantation of the first total artificial heart in Oklahoma, and the first implantation of the HeartMate III in the nation.

CMS Outcomes Status and Current Survivals
January 2022 SRTR Report

As a part of your informed consent, we are notifying you that all CMS outcome requirements are being met by our program. We are also informing you of our current post-transplant survival rates, which we have summarized in the paragraph and table below.

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) is a national database related to all solid organ transplants. Patient survival rates are calculated for 1 year and 3 years post-transplant. The adult heart transplant survival rates published by the SRTR in January 2022 are listed in the table below. Information specific to each transplant center is available at If you do not have access to the internet and wish to review any or all of the data available from the SRTR, our transplant coordinators will be happy to provide you with a copy at your request.

1 Year Survival rate


NZTI Expected




91.94% 91.65%


91.21% 91.56% 91.24%

CMS Outcome Requirements Are Being Met By Our Program Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

Why Heart Transplant Patients Choose INTEGRIS Health

As well as a rich heritage and an enviable track record, the heart transplant center at the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City has one of the largest and most experienced transplant teams in the US. We receive referrals for patients seeking heart transplants from physicians across the country and our dedicated transplant intensive care unit has a full-time transplant/critical care specialist who manages the patients 24 hours a day.

Protecting and Transplanting Hearts

Cardiovascular disease remains the #1 killer in the U.S., claiming more lives than other major causes of death. Oklahoma ranks second in America with the highest death rate for total cardiovascular disease - the combination of coronary heart disease and stroke.

The INTEGRIS Heart Hospital and the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City are dedicated to saving lives by combating one of America's most deadly killers by combining expert cardiology with world class heart transplants.

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