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Heart and lung transplant

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Hard to be precise: The question has a lot of contingencies based on the overall health of the recipient, the type of employment, the age of the recipient, any rejection,... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
New heart and lungs: Both the diseased heart and lungs are removed from the recipient and then a new heart and lungs are implanted. This procedure is done on those with bo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Criteria are specified. Ask your transplant surgeon which one you need.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
It varies: It is too variable to answer: my patient is 14 years status post at lung transplant and is still going strong.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
It varies: It is variable. My patient is 14 years status post a heart - lung transplant and he is still going strong.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Yes you can: Transplants for CF are an added challenge because of the colonization of the lungs and sinuses with bacteria that are often resistant to most antibiot... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Heart/Lung Fail: Those who meet the criteria for heart and lung transplants. Cardiopulmonary failure, cardiac or pulmonary failure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Certainly not: But it's a very big undertaking, requires life long immunosuppressive treatment, and donors are scarce so it will never be a treatment that is used in... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Usually not: Most people with CF have neither, and almost never have a heart/lung transplant if thy do. Both lungs are usually transplanted partially to reduce th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Heart/lung transplan: Actually no, but it is important to realize that they do come with some issues. The transplant may get rid of the CF issues in those areas, but the i... Read More

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