Lung Donation After Death Resulting From a Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection.
The number of lung transplantations performed in the United States has increased at a modest pace over the past decades and reached an all-time high of 2,052 in 2015. However, the transplant wait list mortality remains unacceptably high with approximately one in five patients removed from the list because of death or being too sick for transplantation. The greatest limitation to performing lung transplantations is the relative lack of acceptable lung donors. Here we report the use of lungs from a donor who died as the result of adverse events related to a Stanford type A aortic dissection.
Denlinger, CE; LeNoir, B; Whelan, TP; Paoletti, L; Klapper, JA
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