SESSION TITLE: Transplantation
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Chronic allograft dysfunction (CLAD) and infection have been considered the leading causes of death (COD) in lung transplant recipients (LTR). There are few studies addressing the COD in LTR and most report autopsy-verified postmortem diagnoses in less than 50% of the cases. In our setting practically all LTR have a lifelong close follow up care provided by our transplant center meaning that the end of life phase of these LTR occurs at our center as well. Therefore detailled follow-up data at time of death is included in our cohort database. The objective of this study is to evaluate immediate and underlying COD and CLAD frequency at time of death in a LTR cohort with close follow up data and a high rate of autopsies.