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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:
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

Loyola patient celebrates 10th anniversary of heart and double-lung transplant

Loyola patient celebrates 10th anniversary of heart and double-lung transplant

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