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Evaluating Candidates for Lung Transplants

Dr. Francis Cordova, Medical Director of the Lung Transplantation Program at Temple University School of Medicine, discusses the factors that determine strong and weak candidates for lung transplantation surgery.

References and Resources
McWilliams TJ et al. Surveillance Bronchoscopy in Lung Transplant Recipients: Risk versus Benefit. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Nov;27(11):1203-9. Epub 2008 Oct 1.

Munro PE et al. Should lung transplant recipients routinely perform airway clearance techniques? A randomized trial. Respirology. 2008 Nov;13(7):1053-60. Epub 2008 Aug 18.

Gill RR et al. MDCT evaluation of central airway and vascular complications of lung transplantations. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Oct;191(4):1046-56.

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