Organ Transplantation, 2nd edition, edited by Frank P. Stuart, Michael M. Abecassis and Dixon B. Kaufman. ©2003 Landes Bioscience.

Table 12.1. Recipient selection: general guidelines

• Clinically and physiologically severe lung disease

• Limited life expectancy (12 to 24 months)

• Other medical or surgical treatment modalities are ineffective, unavailable, inappropriate and prognosis is poor without lung transplant

• Ambulatory with rehabilitation potential

• Satisfactory nutritional status

• Appropriate mental state

- Satisfactory psychosocial profile and good support system

- Comprehend and accept procedure, risks, complications

• Well motivated and compliant with treatment

• Adequate financial resources for medications and follow-up

• Absence of contraindications

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