Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Hypertension

PVRI Member Authors: Patricia George

Abstract

Although medical therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension have greatly improved, it remains a chronic and fatal disease. For patients who are refractory to medical therapy, lung transplantation is an important treatment option. This review discusses issues pertaining to indications for transplant, preparation for transplant and listing, operative issues, and outcomes for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Topics

Survival
Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation

Authors

M. Patricia George, Hunter C. Champion, Joseph M. Pilewski

Published in:

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 1: No 2 cover image

June 2011

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 1: No 2

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