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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:
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

Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments

Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments

ATS and JRS publish new guidelines for diagnosis and management of LAM

ATS and JRS publish new guidelines for diagnosis and management of LAM

Researchers find rare genetic variants that may help explain longevity in some CF patients

Researchers find rare genetic variants that may help explain longevity in some CF patients

Antibody therapy found effective in subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant COPD

Antibody therapy found effective in subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant COPD

Loyola Medicine reaches another major milestone with successful first pancreas transplant

Loyola Medicine reaches another major milestone with successful first pancreas transplant

Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer

Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Loyola Medicine participates in major study of rare lung disease that affects Puerto Ricans

Loyola Medicine participates in major study of rare lung disease that affects Puerto Ricans

Researchers receive $8.6 million NIH grant for efforts to improve lung transplantation

Researchers receive $8.6 million NIH grant for efforts to improve lung transplantation

Hidden immune cells play key role in driving primary graft dysfunction

Hidden immune cells play key role in driving primary graft dysfunction

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection