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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:
Tampa Hospital associates receive Transplant Excellence Award for lung transplant program

Tampa Hospital associates receive Transplant Excellence Award for lung transplant program

Lung transplant saves economist from near-lethal bout of swine flu

Lung transplant saves economist from near-lethal bout of swine flu

Physician-scientists enroll patients with NSCLC cancer in MAGE-A3 Phase III trial

Physician-scientists enroll patients with NSCLC cancer in MAGE-A3 Phase III trial

HealthGrades evaluates nation's top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation

HealthGrades evaluates nation's top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation

Study suggests cross-infection with P aeruginosa occurs between CF centers in the UK and Canada

Study suggests cross-infection with P aeruginosa occurs between CF centers in the UK and Canada

Alnylam third quarter revenue increases from $24.2 million to $27.7 million

Alnylam third quarter revenue increases from $24.2 million to $27.7 million

Memorial mass for former Loyola University Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon

Memorial mass for former Loyola University Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon

Study indicates vitamin D deficiency may increase lung transplant rejection

Study indicates vitamin D deficiency may increase lung transplant rejection

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals publishes ALN-RSV01 Phase IIa study results

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals publishes ALN-RSV01 Phase IIa study results

Circadian partners with Cincinnati Children's Hospital to develop blood test diagnostic for LAM, a serious lung disease

Circadian partners with Cincinnati Children's Hospital to develop blood test diagnostic for LAM, a serious lung disease

U.S. joins whistleblower suit against Pfizer for drug marketing

U.S. joins whistleblower suit against Pfizer for drug marketing

Scientist develops new ETS procedure to treat hyperhidrosis

Scientist develops new ETS procedure to treat hyperhidrosis

Non-kidney transplant patients likely to undergo kidney transplant prior to dialysis: Study

Non-kidney transplant patients likely to undergo kidney transplant prior to dialysis: Study

St. Vincent's Hospital performs Australia's first implant of SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart

St. Vincent's Hospital performs Australia's first implant of SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart

Australia’s first artificial heart in place

Australia’s first artificial heart in place

PFF announces introduction of Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act in US Senate

PFF announces introduction of Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act in US Senate

Alnylam second-quarter revenues increase to $26.6 million

Alnylam second-quarter revenues increase to $26.6 million

CPF announces nationwide advertising campaign to increase awareness about PF

CPF announces nationwide advertising campaign to increase awareness about PF

First triple-organ transplantation performed on young Brenham resident at Texas Children's Hospital

First triple-organ transplantation performed on young Brenham resident at Texas Children's Hospital

Researchers examine impact of genetic ancestry on measures of lung function

Researchers examine impact of genetic ancestry on measures of lung function