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Lung Transplantation | Selection Criteria for Emphysema or COPD Patient

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with COPD or emphysema is a candidate for lung transplantation.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Transplant Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

J43.9, J44.9, Z94.2

Description:

A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema may be a candidate for lung transplant if certain poor prognostic factors are present.

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