Primary graft dysfunction: Long-term physical function outcomes among lung transplant recipients

Armstrong, Hilary F.; Lederer, David J.;
Bacchetta, Matthew; Bartels, Matthew N..

Heart & Lung: the Journal of Acute and Critical Care, November-December 2016, Vol. 45 Issue: Number 6 p544-549, 6p;

Abstract: Adults with primary graft dysfunction (PGD)
after lung transplantation are at increased risk for pulmonary and
functional impairment. No prior studies have described the long-term
(within 1.5 years of transplant) cardiopulmonary exercise testing
(CPET) results in adults with grade 3 PGD. The objective of this study
was to compare the functional outcomes of lung transplant patients with
and without grade 3 PGD via CPET and six-minute talk tests (6MWD).;