Lung transplant

What is Lung transplant?

Lung transplantation, or pulmonary transplantation is a surgical procedure in which a patient's diseased lungs are partially or totally replaced by lungs which come from a donor. Donor lungs can be retrieved from a living donor or a deceased donor. A living donor can only donate one lung lobe. With some lung diseases a recipient may only need to receive a single lung. With other lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis it is imperative that a recipient receive two lungs. While lung transplants carry certain associated risks, they can also extend life expectancy and enhance the quality of life for end-stage pulmonary patients.

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I have been diagnosed with Pulmonary langerhans Histiocytosis X. 63 y/o white male and have been told my only hope for the future is a lung...

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Yes, you should definitely think about lung transplant.
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I have a serious heart condition can you advise me primary pulmonary hypertention ? I need a heart and lung transplant can you advise me.

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