Coronary artery disease in lung transplant patients

Neeraj Sinha, Galit Balayla, Joao Braghiroli

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Abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a pathology often found in patients with end-stage lung disease. Although in the past CAD might have been considered an absolute contraindication, modern revascularization techniques have helped increase the number of transplants performed in this population. However, discrepancies in the guidelines for perioperative evaluation and risk mitigation strategies for the ischemic cardiac burden are present in the current literature. This is a review of the available data regarding perioperative evaluation, revascularization tactics, postoperative management, and survival rate that patients with different grades of coronary artery disease present after lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere14078
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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