UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Management following heart and lung transplantation: five years experience.

Scott, JP; Fradet, G; Smyth, RL; Solis, E; Higenbottam, TW; Wallwork, J; (1990) Management following heart and lung transplantation: five years experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg , 4 (4) 197 - 200.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Since April 1984, 70 patients have received heart-lung transplants at our institution. Actuarial survival is 76% at 1 year and 68% at 2 years. All but 4 surviving patients have an unrestricted life style. Rejection was confirmed by lung transbronchial biopsy (TBB) on 277 occasions in 66 patients. Forty-two percent of episodes occurred within 1 month of surgery. Eight patients have developed evidence of chronic rejection with progressive irreversible fall in FEV1, of whom 4 have died or undergone single lung retransplantation. Seven patients had primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) of whom 4 patients died. Eight patients developed pneumocystis pneumonia of whom 1 died. Seven episodes of herpes simplex pneumonitis occurred of which one episode was fatal. Heart-lung transplantation is a valuable treatment for terminal cardiopulmonary disease and offers increasing hope of long-term survival.

Type:Article
Title:Management following heart and lung transplantation: five years experience.
Location:GERMANY, WEST
Language:English
Keywords:Biopsy, Cytomegalovirus Infections, Graft Rejection, Heart-Lung Transplantation, Humans, Lung Diseases, Postoperative Care, Postoperative Complications
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Child Health

Archive Staff Only: edit this record