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Association Between Prolonged Graft Ischemia and Primary Graft Failure or Survival Following Lung Transplantation

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Joshua C. Grimm; Vicente Valero III; Arman Kilic; Jonathan T. Magruder; Christian A. Merlo; Pali D. Shah; Ashish S. Shah

Using UNOS data, the authors evaluated long-term survival and primary graft failure (PGF) comparing cohorts with less than and more than 6 hours of graft ischemia.  31% of patients had prolonged ischemia.  There was no association between prolonged ischemia and PGF or survival at 1 and 5 years.

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