Worldwide thoracic organ transplantation: a report from the UNOS/ISHLT International Registry for Thoracic Organ Transplantation.

@article{Keck1999WorldwideTO,
  title={Worldwide thoracic organ transplantation: a report from the UNOS/ISHLT International Registry for Thoracic Organ Transplantation.},
  author={Berkeley Keck and Leah E. Bennett and John E. Rosendale and O. Patrick Daily and Richard J Novick and Jeffery D Hosenpud},
  journal={Clinical transplants},
  year={1999},
  pages={35-49}
}
1. The number of heart transplant operations performed in the US has increased by 51 procedures between 1997 (2,294) and 1998 (2,345). The number of lung transplants decreased by 67 in 1998 (862). 2. The most frequently reported indication for heart transplantation in the US is coronary artery disease (44.6%). For other thoracic transplants, the most frequently reported indications include other/unknown (43.9%) for double lung, emphysema/COPD (53.5%) for single lung and other/unknown (53.2… CONTINUE READING