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for End Stage Lung Disease (Evaluation for Transplant or Lung Volume Reduction Surgery)

End Stage Lung Disease (Evaluation for Transplant or Lung Volume Reduction Surgery)
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Maximize treatment of underlying, primary lung disease, if known
2) Evaluation of cardiac status (EKG, echocardiogram and stress test within the last year
3) Tobacco cessation
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1) Full Pulmonary Function Testing with bronchodilator
2) High resolution CT Chest. If interstitial lung disease prone and expiratory images are suggested in addition to inspiratory supine.
3) 6 minute hallwalk test (6MHW)
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1) How can surgery help emphysema?
2) University of Michigan Transplant Center
3) Pulmonary Fibrosis
Appointment Timeframe < 1 month
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry or fax (734-936-4370) non-UM paper records, pulmonary function tests, imaging reports, stress tests, echocardiograms, catheterizations. Hand carry CD disc(s) of all available chest CT scan(s), most recent chest xray
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-355
Patients: 734-763-7668, 888-284-5864
Clinic Location Sites Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinic Locations
Pulmonary Clinic Maps
UM Consulting Physician Pulmonary Physicians/Providers
Revised on: 08/25/2015