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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:
Mayo Clinic, United Therapeutics partner to build and operate new lung restoration center on Mayo campus

Mayo Clinic, United Therapeutics partner to build and operate new lung restoration center on Mayo campus

UT Southwestern Medical Center Performs its 500th Lung Transplant on Cystic Fibrosis Patient

UT Southwestern Medical Center Performs its 500th Lung Transplant on Cystic Fibrosis Patient

Weight loss can improve outcomes in lung transplant patients

Weight loss can improve outcomes in lung transplant patients

Mutations in PARN and RTEL1 associated with familial pulmonary fibrosis, telomere shortening

Mutations in PARN and RTEL1 associated with familial pulmonary fibrosis, telomere shortening

Mayo Clinic heart transplant surgeons present findings from three clinical studies at ISHLT 2015

Mayo Clinic heart transplant surgeons present findings from three clinical studies at ISHLT 2015

Study may point to immediate cause of CF exacerbations

Study may point to immediate cause of CF exacerbations

Women face Lymphangioleiomyomatosis risk during their childbearing years

Women face Lymphangioleiomyomatosis risk during their childbearing years

Key finding may point to immediate cause of CF exacerbations

Key finding may point to immediate cause of CF exacerbations

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation fare worse than their UK counterparts

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation fare worse than their UK counterparts

Metabolic derangement may facilitate cell proliferation in PAH

Metabolic derangement may facilitate cell proliferation in PAH

Study explores outcomes of lung transplantations after implementing need-based allocation system

Study explores outcomes of lung transplantations after implementing need-based allocation system

UM SOM launches ‘Program in Lung Healing’ to develop treatments for acute respiratory failure

UM SOM launches ‘Program in Lung Healing’ to develop treatments for acute respiratory failure

TGH develops unique new method to help high-risk patients receive a lung transplant

TGH develops unique new method to help high-risk patients receive a lung transplant

Patients who receive lungs from heavy drinkers more likely to develop severe primary graft dysfunction

Patients who receive lungs from heavy drinkers more likely to develop severe primary graft dysfunction

Ganciclovir drug resistance may occur more frequently in cystic fibrosis patients

Ganciclovir drug resistance may occur more frequently in cystic fibrosis patients

CF patients require close monitoring for resistance to ganciclovir after lung transplantation

CF patients require close monitoring for resistance to ganciclovir after lung transplantation

Cardiac monitoring foretells clinical deterioration in PAH

Cardiac monitoring foretells clinical deterioration in PAH

Excess fat in lungs may cause pulmonary fibrosis

Excess fat in lungs may cause pulmonary fibrosis

Triple therapy shows promise for severe PAH

Triple therapy shows promise for severe PAH

Docs who treat patients with severe LAM face agonizing treatment decision

Docs who treat patients with severe LAM face agonizing treatment decision