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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:
Computerized model illuminates need for standardized care in heart, lung transplantations

Computerized model illuminates need for standardized care in heart, lung transplantations

New lung scanning platform holds potential to improve treatment for people with lung disease

New lung scanning platform holds potential to improve treatment for people with lung disease

New diagnostic blood test may offer hope for transplant recipients through analysis of cfDNA

New diagnostic blood test may offer hope for transplant recipients through analysis of cfDNA

New blood test could help predict severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension

New blood test could help predict severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension

UPMC study gives better understanding of cardiac arrhythmia following lung transplantation

UPMC study gives better understanding of cardiac arrhythmia following lung transplantation

New study links high-volume lung transplant centers with lower costs, readmissions

New study links high-volume lung transplant centers with lower costs, readmissions

Understanding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an interview with Michael Durheim, M.D.

Understanding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an interview with Michael Durheim, M.D.

Mayo Clinic study shows link between frailty and survival after lung transplant procedure

Mayo Clinic study shows link between frailty and survival after lung transplant procedure

Shorter patients receive lung transplants at lower rates

Shorter patients receive lung transplants at lower rates

UAB study aims to provide improved care related to reproductive health of women with CF

UAB study aims to provide improved care related to reproductive health of women with CF

Wider geographic sharing of pediatric donor lungs can increase transplant rates for young U.S. patients

Wider geographic sharing of pediatric donor lungs can increase transplant rates for young U.S. patients

Loyola University successfully performs double-lung transplant in patient with debilitating lung disease

Loyola University successfully performs double-lung transplant in patient with debilitating lung disease

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome can cause debilitating lung disease in Puerto Ricans

Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome can cause debilitating lung disease in Puerto Ricans

Ex-vivo lung perfusion technique can reduce risk of transplant rejection

Ex-vivo lung perfusion technique can reduce risk of transplant rejection

Common drug used for treating fungal infections in lung transplant recipients increases risk for skin cancer, death

Common drug used for treating fungal infections in lung transplant recipients increases risk for skin cancer, death

Researchers develop new method that can target drug delivery to the lung

Researchers develop new method that can target drug delivery to the lung

U-M microbiome research may lead to new ways to prevent, fight lung infections in patients

U-M microbiome research may lead to new ways to prevent, fight lung infections in patients

Organ donor honored at Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Organ donor honored at Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient successfully receives smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient first in California to receive smaller Total Artificial Heart

UCLA patient first in California to receive smaller Total Artificial Heart