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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:
Protein which plays role in sensing cell damage serves as new target to treat pulmonary hypertension

Protein which plays role in sensing cell damage serves as new target to treat pulmonary hypertension

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

AmpliPhi receives positive feedback from FDA for its AB-PA01 product targeting P.aeruginosa infections

AmpliPhi receives positive feedback from FDA for its AB-PA01 product targeting P.aeruginosa infections

Cedars-Sinai receives $12 million from NIH to investigate deadly lung conditions

Cedars-Sinai receives $12 million from NIH to investigate deadly lung conditions

Northwestern Memorial Hospital completes its first robotic-assisted minimally invasive tracheoplasty

Northwestern Memorial Hospital completes its first robotic-assisted minimally invasive tracheoplasty

Investigational technology could increase donor organ supply for lung transplants

Investigational technology could increase donor organ supply for lung transplants

Researchers uncover clues to early lung transplant failure

Researchers uncover clues to early lung transplant failure

Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease

Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease

Study: Alcohol use prolongs hospital length of stay after lung transplant

Study: Alcohol use prolongs hospital length of stay after lung transplant

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Nothing in health care ever goes away

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Nothing in health care ever goes away

'Molecular microscope' system for transplant biopsy more effective than conventional methods

'Molecular microscope' system for transplant biopsy more effective than conventional methods

New system promises greater accuracy in determining heart transplant rejection and injury

New system promises greater accuracy in determining heart transplant rejection and injury

NYU Langone Health surgeons successfully perform first lung transplant procedure

NYU Langone Health surgeons successfully perform first lung transplant procedure

Johns Hopkins researchers make great strides in understanding biology behind pulmonary hypertension

Johns Hopkins researchers make great strides in understanding biology behind pulmonary hypertension

Lung transplant drug enters clinical trial after decades of research

Lung transplant drug enters clinical trial after decades of research

Dentists mysteriously succumbing to lung disease finds the CDC

Dentists mysteriously succumbing to lung disease finds the CDC

Survival of transplant candidates found to be better than predicted by BODE score

Survival of transplant candidates found to be better than predicted by BODE score

Restoring lipid synthesis could slow progression of pulmonary fibrosis

Restoring lipid synthesis could slow progression of pulmonary fibrosis

NYU Langone Health introduces new lung transplant program

NYU Langone Health introduces new lung transplant program

Scientists use nanoparticles to fight Mucoviscidosis

Scientists use nanoparticles to fight Mucoviscidosis