Cardiopulmonary transplantation: anaesthetic implications

  title={Cardiopulmonary transplantation: anaesthetic implications},
  author={Chris Durkin and Mark Buckland},
Abstract Heart and lung transplantation rates continue to rise with median survival rates of 11 and 7 years, respectively. Lung transplantation is definitive therapy for end-stage lung disease with indications categorized as suppurative, obstructive, restrictive and pulmonary vascular. Surgical options include single lung, bilateral sequential single lung, and heart lung transplantation. All have their own intraoperative challenges, especially at induction, commencement of positive pressure… CONTINUE READING