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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:
PARI Pharma commences enrollment in L-CsA Phase 2b efficacy study

PARI Pharma commences enrollment in L-CsA Phase 2b efficacy study

New study may allow scientists to develop screening test for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

New study may allow scientists to develop screening test for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Double-lung transplant donation saves life

Double-lung transplant donation saves life

Expert advice for organ transplant surgeons on clinical issues posed by swine flu pandemic

Expert advice for organ transplant surgeons on clinical issues posed by swine flu pandemic

HealthGrades identifies top-rated hospital organ-transplantation centers

HealthGrades identifies top-rated hospital organ-transplantation centers

Update on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' RNAi pipeline, platform, and technology

Update on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' RNAi pipeline, platform, and technology

Lung transplant ordeal

Lung transplant ordeal

Research study reveals that mortality remains high in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Research study reveals that mortality remains high in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Researchers profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

Researchers profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

Discovery of protein that helps determine progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Discovery of protein that helps determine progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Double-lung transplants work better than single for long-term survival

Double-lung transplants work better than single for long-term survival

Heart burn surgery reverses chronic rejection in transplant patient

Heart burn surgery reverses chronic rejection in transplant patient

Immune cells play surprising role in cystic fibrosis lung damage

Immune cells play surprising role in cystic fibrosis lung damage

Lung transplants: Doing more is better and safer

Lung transplants: Doing more is better and safer

World-first technique used to repair an injured donor lung

World-first technique used to repair an injured donor lung

Surgeons perform first simultaneous double-lung, kidney transplant in Illinois, Wisconsin

Surgeons perform first simultaneous double-lung, kidney transplant in Illinois, Wisconsin

Follow up results from first case of pulmonary hypertension treated with stem cells

Follow up results from first case of pulmonary hypertension treated with stem cells

Summit says organ donors should be reimbursed

Summit says organ donors should be reimbursed

New clinical trial for patients with asbestos-associated lung cancer

New clinical trial for patients with asbestos-associated lung cancer