What are the most common causes of lung transplantation mortality?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Aliya N Husain, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Philip T Cagle, MD  more...
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The top five causes of death for lung transplant alone within 1 year posttransplantation were the following [1, 2] :

  • Graft failure: 24.0% at 30 days, 16.5% between 31 days and 1 year
  • Infection: 18.7% at 30 days, 36.4% between 31 days and 1 year
  • Multiorgan failure: 12.6% at 30 days, 112.1% between 31 days and 1 year
  • Cardiovascular: 12% at 30 days, 5.5% between 31 days and 1 year
  • Technical: 11.9% at 30 days, 3.5% between 31 days and 1 year

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