Surgical Aspects of Lung Transplant: Intraoperative Decision Making

In this presentation, Pablo Sanchez, MD, explains the clinical decision-making process for unilateral or bilateral lung transplantation and the alternative approaches to respiratory and hemodynamic support. 

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Explain the clinical decision for unilateral or bilateral lung transplantation
  • Explain the pros and cons of the alternative approaches to respiratory and hemodynamic support 
  • Identify common intraoperative complications of lung transplant and how to address them 


Dr. Sanchez has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 5/23/2022 | Last Modified On: 5/23/2022 | Expires: 5/23/2023


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