Table 7

Disease-specific guidelines for candidate selection for lung transplantation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

FEV1 ≤25% pred (without reversibility) and/or
Resting room air Pa,CO2 >7.3 kPa (55 mmHg) and/or
Elevated Pa,CO2 with progressive deterioration requiring long-term oxygen therapy
Elevated pulmonary arterial pressure with progressive deterioration
  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second

  • Pa,CO2: arterial carbon dioxide tension