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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:
ECMO can be used for treating carbon monoxide poisoning

ECMO can be used for treating carbon monoxide poisoning

Researchers study how patients do after lung transplant

Researchers study how patients do after lung transplant

Transplanting lungs from heavy smoking donors does not appear to negatively affect recipient outcomes

Transplanting lungs from heavy smoking donors does not appear to negatively affect recipient outcomes

Dampening immune response may encourage lung transplant rejection

Dampening immune response may encourage lung transplant rejection

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and herpesvirus saimiri: an interview with Elazar Rabbani, Chief Executive Officer of Enzo

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and herpesvirus saimiri: an interview with Elazar Rabbani, Chief Executive Officer of Enzo

Scientists discover new class of cells expressing olfactory receptors in human airways

Scientists discover new class of cells expressing olfactory receptors in human airways

Groundbreaking UVA research receives $3.3M NIH grant to increase lungs for transplantation

Groundbreaking UVA research receives $3.3M NIH grant to increase lungs for transplantation

Findings help inform ongoing discussions regarding potential changes to US' lung allocation policy

Findings help inform ongoing discussions regarding potential changes to US' lung allocation policy

Science Translational Medicine editorial urges researchers to support the Affordable Care Act

Science Translational Medicine editorial urges researchers to support the Affordable Care Act

Paragonix files second 510(k) with FDA for Sherpa Pak Cardiac Transport System

Paragonix files second 510(k) with FDA for Sherpa Pak Cardiac Transport System

Cycling champion Cadel Evans takes part in cutting edge cardiopulmonary research

Cycling champion Cadel Evans takes part in cutting edge cardiopulmonary research

Children who receive solid-organ transplants have risk of developing advanced kidney disease

Children who receive solid-organ transplants have risk of developing advanced kidney disease

One-third of patients with heart pumps develop infection at abdominal power connection site

One-third of patients with heart pumps develop infection at abdominal power connection site

Research: Larger lungs are associated with increased chance of survival

Research: Larger lungs are associated with increased chance of survival

University of Iowa study links bigger lungs with improved survival for transplant patients

University of Iowa study links bigger lungs with improved survival for transplant patients

Progress made in understanding Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Progress made in understanding Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

New procedure to treat acid reflux can prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients

New procedure to treat acid reflux can prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients

Viewpoints: 'Tyranny' over insurers; Obama's promises; Rep. Franks's abortion claim

Viewpoints: 'Tyranny' over insurers; Obama's promises; Rep. Franks's abortion claim

Organ transplant board calls for review of child policy, creates new appeal system

Organ transplant board calls for review of child policy, creates new appeal system

First Edition: June 11, 2013

First Edition: June 11, 2013