July 9, 2012

Lung transplantation in patients with prior cardiothoracic surgical procedures


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This retrospective analysis of 554 lung transplant recipients compared the outcomes of patients with previous cardiothoracic surgical procedures (prior to lung transplant) to outcomes of patients without prior procedures. There was no difference in survival between the two groups, but allograft dysfunction and the incidence of major complications was higher in the patients with previous surgeries. Of the procedures examined, chemical pleurodesis and prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass were significantly associated with mortality.

Lung Transplantation

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