Successful bilateral lung transplant outcomes in recipients 61 years of age and older.

@article{Palmer2006SuccessfulBL,
  title={Successful bilateral lung transplant outcomes in recipients 61 years of age and older.},
  author={Scott M. Palmer and Robert Duane Davis and Sinan A. Simsir and Shu S. Lin and Matthew G. Hartwig and Mike F. Reidy and Mark P. Steele and Peter Eu and James A. Blumenthal and Michael A. Babyak},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={862-5}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the optimal use of bilateral lung transplant (BLT) in older recipients in diseases where either single or bilateral transplant is appropriate. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant (ISHLT) guidelines suggest an upper age limit of 60 for BLT, despite limited data regarding outcomes with BLT in patients… CONTINUE READING