Thoracic organ transplantation at Papworth Hospital.
More than 1,200 patients have now undergone thoracic transplantation at Papworth Hospital and about 90 transplants are performed annually. Papworth remains one of the largest transplant units in the UK. Unique activities include a very large heart-lung transplant program: 247 patients have now undergone heart-lung transplants and 73 domino heart transplants have been performed. The 5-year survival rates are 71% for heart transplants, 48% for heart-lung and 41% for lung transplants, respectively. Chronic obliterative bronchiolitis remains an important limitation for heart-lung and lung transplant survival.
Milano, CA; Buchan, K; Perreas, K; Wallwork, J
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