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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:
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

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