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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:
NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Penn researchers cure nine HCV patients following heart transplants from infected donors

Penn researchers cure nine HCV patients following heart transplants from infected donors

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

New clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy for children

New clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy for children

MUSC researchers identify potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis

MUSC researchers identify potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis

Study finds elevated lung cancer risk after lung transplantation

Study finds elevated lung cancer risk after lung transplantation

New study confirms geographic bias in lung allocation for transplant

New study confirms geographic bias in lung allocation for transplant

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