Lung transplantation in patients with prior cardiothoracic surgical procedures.

  title={Lung transplantation in patients with prior cardiothoracic surgical procedures.},
  author={Norihisa Shigemura and Jay Kumar Bhama and Cynthia J Gries and Takashi Kawamura and M. Francisco Rivas Crespo and Bruce W Johnson and Diana B Zaldonis and Joseph W Pilewski and Yoshiya Toyoda and Christian Berm{\'u}dez},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={12 5},
The full spectrum of prior cardiothoracic procedures in lung transplant candidates and the impact of prior procedures on outcomes after lung transplantation (LTx) remain unknown, though the impact is considered to be large. Patients transplanted at our institution from 2004 to 2009 were identified (n = 554) and divided into two groups: patients who had undergone cardiothoracic surgical (CTS) procedures prior to LTx (n = 238) and patients who had not (non-CTS: n = 316). Our primary endpoint was… CONTINUE READING
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