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High-volume Hospitals Recommended for High-Risk Heart Transplants
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Older, sicker heart-transplant patients are more likely to be alive a year after their operations if they’ve been treated at hospitals that do a lot of transplants, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study showed.

“There’s growing evidence throughout medicine and surgery that the volume of cases done at a given medical center has an impact on outcomes,” George J. Arnaoutakis, MD, a general surgery resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the study’s leader, said in a media release.