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Pulmonary Complications of Lung Transplantation

Shahzad Ahmad, MD, FCCP; Oksana A. Shlobin, MD, FCCP; Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP
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From the Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.

Correspondence to: Steven Nathan, MD, FCCP, Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042; e-mail: steven.nathan@inova.org


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© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;139(2):402-411. doi:10.1378/chest.10-1048
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Lung transplantation is an effective treatment option for select patients with a variety of end-stage lung diseases. Although transplant can significantly improve the quality of life and prolong survival, a myriad of pulmonary complications may result in significant morbidity and limit long-term survival. The recognition and early treatment of these complications is important for optimizing outcomes. This article provides an overview and update of the pulmonary complications that may be commonly encountered by pulmonologists caring for these patients.

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