A pandemic of acute respiratory distress syndrome—role of lung transplant in coronavirus disease-2019–associated respiratory failure

Suresh Manickavel, Neeraj Sinha

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Abstract

Lung transplantation may be appropriate, and may offer benefit only to a carefully selected subset of morbidly ill patients afflicted by coronavirus disease-2019. Identifying the appropriate recipient for the allocation of scarce resources, by safely navigating through the challenges that are unique to lung transplantation for coronavirus disease-2019–associated acute respiratory distress syndrome, demands a conscientious and meticulous approach. Categorizing the respiratory failure in coronavirus disease-2019 may facilitate the process of evaluation for the purpose of transplant. The progress in rescue transplants over the past two decades has greatly improved our ability to successfully perform high-risk lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-365
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Coronavirus disease-2019
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Lung transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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