Pre-transplant Evaluation

Selection Criteria
Disease States Considered for Lung Transplantation
Pre-transplant Evaluation

All potential candidates undergo a comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation that includes:

Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Spirometry
  • Lung volumes
  • DLCO
  • Blood gases
  • Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures
  • Infant pulmonary function testing is performed for most children under 5
Cardiac Evaluation
  • EKG
  • 2D echocardiogram
  • cardiac catheterization (as needed to evaluate pulmonary vascular disease)
  • Chest x-rays
  • High resolution chest CT
  • V/Q scan (in selected cases)
Laboratory Evaluation
  • Measures of renal and liver function
  • Sputum culture
  • Viral serologies (EBV, CMV, Varicella,herpes, Hepatitis, HIV)
Other Studies
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Physical therapy evaluation (including 6 minute walk test)
  • Psychosocial evaluation
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