Lung Allocation and Who is Transplanted
May 17, 2011•15 min
Host: Aaron Carroll, MD
Guest: John M Reynolds, MD
Which patients are good candidates for lung transplantation? How sick does a patient need to be to qualify? How does the transplant allocation system work? Host Dr. Aaron Caroll welcomes Dr. John M. Reynolds, medical director of Indiana University Health Lung Transplant Program, to discuss these questions and other considerations regarding potential lung transplant candidates, including the lung allocation score system, and how to assess the optimal time frame to transplant patients for the best chances to improve overall quality of life.