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G. Alexander Patterson from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, discusses lung transplantation. He reviews the criteria used to select candidates for the procedure, changes in patient outcomes, and opportunities for further improvement. While Dr Patterson focuses on transplantation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he also discusses pediatric transplantation rates and other indications for adult transplantation.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.