The Evaluation and Management of Coronary Artery Disease in the Lung Transplant Patient

Gregory Serrao, Manish Vinayak, Johny Nicolas, Varsha Subramaniam, Ashton C. Lai, Daniel Laskey, Annapoorna Kini, Harish Seethamraju, Scott Scheinin

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Abstract

Lung transplantation can greatly improve quality of life and extend survival in those with end-stage lung disease. In order to derive the maximal benefit from such a procedure, patients must be carefully selected and be otherwise healthy enough to survive a high-risk surgery and sometimes prolonged immunosuppressive therapy following surgery. Patients therefore must be critically assessed prior to being listed for transplantation with close attention paid towards assessment of cardiovascular health and operative risk. One of the biggest dictators of this is coronary artery disease. In this review article, we discuss the assessment and management of coronary artery disease in the potential lung transplant candidate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7644
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume12
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • coronary artery bypass surgery
  • coronary artery disease
  • lung transplant evaluation
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

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