Transplant News stories from February, 2015

The New LAS Score System for Lung Transplantation

By Nilto DeOliveira, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Lung Transplantation at UW Hospital and Clinics
Published on February 26, 2015

The new LAS calculation is largely based on variables transplant programs already report to the OPTN for lung candidates. Transplant programs can already report cardiac index (CI) and central venous pressure (CVP) to the OPTN for their lung candidates in WaitlistSM. Beginning on February 19, these variables are now factored into the LAS calculation.

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