Prior cardiac surgery is not a contraindication for lung donor

Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Jul;84(1):314-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.09.065.


We present two successful lung transplants utilizing lungs from a donor who had a previous cardiac surgery. We describe tips and pitfalls of harvesting donor lungs from redo-chest operations.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
  • Contraindications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tissue Donors*
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods*