High incidence of venous thromboembolic events in lung transplant recipients.

@article{Kahan2007HighIO,
  title={High incidence of venous thromboembolic events in lung transplant recipients.},
  author={Erika S. Kahan and Gerard Petersen and John P. Gaughan and Gerard J. Criner},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={339-44}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported a 12% incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) in lung transplant recipients (LTRs). Characterization of risk factors for VTEs in LTRs is lacking. We identified the incidence and risk factors associated with post-transplant VTEs. METHODS A retrospective review of 153 LTRs from 1994 to 2006 was performed. Patients were categorized by age, race, gender, weight, underlying diagnosis, procedure, ischemic time, length of stay (LOS), cardiopulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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