Unexpected donor pulmonary embolism affects early outcomes after lung transplantation: a major mechanism of primary graft failure?

@article{Oto2005UnexpectedDP,
  title={Unexpected donor pulmonary embolism affects early outcomes after lung transplantation: a major mechanism of primary graft failure?},
  author={Takahiro Oto and Marc Rabinov and Anne P Griffiths and Helen M Whitford and Bronwyn J. Levvey and Donald S. Esmore and Trevor J. Williams and Gregory Ian Snell},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={130 5},
  pages={1446}
}
OBJECTIVE Primary graft failure remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation, and its mechanism is not understood. Previously 2 case reports described fatal primary graft failure due to donor-related unexpected pulmonary embolism. This study investigated the incidence, early outcome, and risk factors of unexpected… CONTINUE READING