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Lung Transplantation and Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome : Are Two Lungs Better Than One?

Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: San Antonio, TX
 ,  Dr. Levine is Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and is affiliated with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Correspondence to: Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases/Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229; e-mail: levines@uthscsa.edu



Chest. 2002;122(4):1112-1114. doi:10.1378/chest.122.4.1112
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The current survival rates for lung transplant recipients are 72%, 56%, and 43%, respectively, at 1, 3, and 5 years, as reported by the registry of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).1 These data can be further subanalyzed based on single-lung transplant (SLT) vs bilateral lung transplant (BLT) procedures. SLT survival rates were 71%, 54%, and 40% at 1, 3, and 5 years, respectively. BLT survival rates were 72%, 58%, and 48% at 1, 3, and 5 years, respectively.1

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