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A pulmonary transplant (or lung transplant) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. A lung transplant will often be recommended if a person has advanced lung disease that is unresponsive to other treatments and/or when a person's life expectancy is likely less than 2-3 years. A lung transplant is considered for those suffering from the following conditions:
UHN performed first double-lung transplant after COVID-19 in Canada

UHN performed first double-lung transplant after COVID-19 in Canada

First general selection criteria for lung transplantation in Covid-19 patients

First general selection criteria for lung transplantation in Covid-19 patients

New technique traces genetic and epigenetic origins of DNA to reveal hidden cancers

New technique traces genetic and epigenetic origins of DNA to reveal hidden cancers

Progesterone therapy may improve clinical outcomes for male COVID-19 patients

Progesterone therapy may improve clinical outcomes for male COVID-19 patients

Push is on for states to ban organ transplant discrimination

Push is on for states to ban organ transplant discrimination

Organ transplant patient dies after receiving Covid-infected lungs

Organ transplant patient dies after receiving Covid-infected lungs

Akkure Genomics raises €1.2 million to accelerate roll-out of its next-generation clinical trials platform

Akkure Genomics raises €1.2 million to accelerate roll-out of its next-generation clinical trials platform

Young, Black patients at higher risk of death in the first year after a heart transplant

Young, Black patients at higher risk of death in the first year after a heart transplant

Monocytes could be a key player in sarcoidosis pathogenesis, study shows

Monocytes could be a key player in sarcoidosis pathogenesis, study shows

New therapeutic strategy designed to improve kidney function after lung transplantation

New therapeutic strategy designed to improve kidney function after lung transplantation

Research examines processes of lung scarring and chronic rejection of organ after transplantation

Research examines processes of lung scarring and chronic rejection of organ after transplantation

The effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection

The effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection

UZ Leuven team performs double lung transplant with lungs of an ex-COVID-19 patient

UZ Leuven team performs double lung transplant with lungs of an ex-COVID-19 patient

Melatonin may increase survival chances among intubated COVID-19 patients

Melatonin may increase survival chances among intubated COVID-19 patients

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Highly expressed protein in lung cancer cells drives resistance to targeted therapies

Highly expressed protein in lung cancer cells drives resistance to targeted therapies

Back to life: COVID lung transplant survivor tells her story

Back to life: COVID lung transplant survivor tells her story

American Lung Association launches first monthly pulmonary podcast series

American Lung Association launches first monthly pulmonary podcast series

New pilot study to monitor lung transplant recipients post-discharge

New pilot study to monitor lung transplant recipients post-discharge

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs