Lung transplantation at Duke

Alice L. Gray, Michael S. Mulvihill, Matthew G. Hartwig

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Lung transplantation represents the gold-standard therapy for patients with end-stage lung disease. Utilization of this therapy continues to rise. The Lung Transplant Program at Duke University Medical Center was established in 1992, and since that time has grown to one of the highest volume centers in the world. The program to date has performed over 1,600 lung transplants. This report represents an upto- date review of the practice and management strategies employed for safe and effective lung transplantation at our center. Specific attention is paid to the evaluation of candidacy for lung transplantation, donor selection, surgical approach, and postoperative management. These evidence-based strategies form the foundation of the clinical transplantation program at Duke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E185-E196
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Duke University
  • Lung transplantation
  • Transplant evaluation


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