Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Lung Transplantation
October 26, 2022
Last Updated Month/Year
June 14, 2023
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The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in lung transplantation has been steadily increasing over the prior decade, with evolving strategies for incorporating support in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative settings. There is significant practice variability in the use of these techniques, however, and relatively limited data to help establish institutional protocols. The objective of the AATS Clinical Practice Standards Committee (CPSC) expert panel was to review the existing literature and establish recommendations about the use of MCS before, during, and after lung transplantation.
Male, Female, Adult, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Hospital, Operating and recovery room
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
D016040 - Lung Transplantation, D061185 - Mechanical Thrombolysis
mechanical circulatory support, lung transplant, Lung transplantation
Expert Consensus Panel:; Hartwig M, van Berkel V, Bharat A, Cypel M, Date H, Erasmus M, Hoetzenecker K, Klepetko W, Kon Z, Kukreja J, Machuca T, McCurry K, Mercier O, Opitz I, Puri V, Van Raemdonck D. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 2022 Expert Consensus Document: The use of mechanical circulatory support in lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Jan;165(1):301-326. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2022.06.024. Epub 2022 Oct 26. PMID: 36517135.