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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:
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

Cystic fibrosis, Burkholderia cenocepacia and lung transplantation

Cystic fibrosis, Burkholderia cenocepacia and lung transplantation

Biomarkers may reduce the need for biopsies and personalize transplant patient care

Biomarkers may reduce the need for biopsies and personalize transplant patient care

Investigational treatment for advanced widespread emphysema

Investigational treatment for advanced widespread emphysema

Lung transplants not dangerous for children with cystic fibrosis, after all

Lung transplants not dangerous for children with cystic fibrosis, after all

Trial of new procedure that may help emphysema suffers

Trial of new procedure that may help emphysema suffers

Researchers study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

Researchers study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

Cigarettes leave deadly path by purging protective genes

Cigarettes leave deadly path by purging protective genes

Smoking wipes out protective genes

Smoking wipes out protective genes

The drug sirolimus shrinks tumors, improves lung function

The drug sirolimus shrinks tumors, improves lung function

New study looks at airway bypass treatment for emphysema

New study looks at airway bypass treatment for emphysema