Table 2 Absolute and relative contraindications for transplant
Absolute contraindications to lung transplantationRelative contraindications to lung transplantation
Active malignancy within the last 2 to 5 years dependent on tumour type# Advanced, untreatable disease of any other organ system Non-curable, chronic extra-pulmonary infection Significant chest wall or spinal deformity Documented non-concordance with therapy Untreatable psychiatric or psychological condition associated with the inability to concord with treatment No reliable social support Substance addiction including smoking (currently or within the last 6 months)Age >65 years Poor functional status with low potential for rehabilitation Colonisation with highly resistant micro-organisms Obesity (BMI >30) Severe symptomatic osteoporosis Mechanical ventilation
  • #: not including basal/squamous cell skin carcinomas.