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During lung transplant for IPF, high pulmonary artery pressure predicted graft failure

 Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension  Comments Off on During lung transplant for IPF, high pulmonary artery pressure predicted graft failure
Apr 062011
 

Fang et al prospectively observed 126 patients undergoing lung transplant at 9 U.S. centers. PA pressure was obtained invasively in the OR just after transplant. Those who developed grade 3 primary graft dysfunction at 72 hours (1′ endpoint) had mPAP of 38.5 mm Hg, compared to 29.6 for those who did not; the relationship persisted [… read more]