Cardiac and Pulmonary Transplant Considerations During COVID-19 Pandemic.
Pasrija C, Shah A, Kaczorowski DJ, Lau CL. Innovations (Phila). 2020 Jul/Aug;15(4):314-316 .
doi: 10.1177/1556984520937007. Epub 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32602805 No abstract available. Full open access text at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1556984520937007
COVID-19 has dramatically impacted thoracic organ transplantation, with a sharp, region-specific decrease in rate of heart and lung transplantation. Specific recipient, donor, and posttransplant considerations are necessary to safely perform organ transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and risks of transplantation must be weighed against the benefits.