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How difficult is it to get a lung transplant?

How difficult is it to get a lung transplant?

Can be difficult: Patients with a number of different diseases can qualify for lung transplants. It can be difficult however, because patients must be "sick enough" to qualify for the surgery, but "healthy enough" to tolerate it and the anti-rejection medication. Patients have to have a lot of testing prior to being placed on transplant list and may need to undergo some pulmonary rehabilitation as well. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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How does one get a double lung transplant?

How does one get a double lung transplant?

Transplant center: You need to go to a lung transplant center who can evaluate you for the need and candidacy of a lung transplant. They will determine if you are a candidate for single or double lung transplant. ...Read more

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How do you get on the lung transplant list?

How do you get on the lung transplant list?

Lung transplant: Enquire and get checked whether you are a suitable candidate for lung transplant. Each transplant center has a coordinator who facilitate ad help ypu along the way. ...Read more

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How long does a lung transplant operation take?

How long does a lung transplant operation take?

Depends: There are various reasons why the time may vary such as prior scarring in the chest, prior transplants, bleeding, one or two lungs, etc. Most cases are 5-6 hours. ...Read more

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How does the operation work for a lung transplant?

Works like old lung: The transplanted lung is placed into the chest and attached to the bronchial tree and the pulmonary artery and veins. Air enters the new lung and oxygen is extracted into the blood stream just like in the natural lung. ...Read more

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My 10 year old can't get a lung transplant because of bureaucracy - what are our options?

2nd opinion: You may want to seek a second opinion at another area, if the reason for not listing is non-medical. ...Read more

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Could I get a lung transplant for emphysema?

Could I get a lung transplant for emphysema?

Yes: It depends on the severity of your emphysema. There are other options as well like lung volume reduction surgery that you may be a good candidate for. Either way you need to be evaluated by a team of doctors that specialize in treating this type of conditions. Your doctor can refer you to an appropriate lung specialist who can discuss all options with you. ...Read more

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If I have emphysema, could I get a lung transplant?

If I have emphysema, could I get a lung transplant?

Criteria...: There are specific criteria for lung transplant. If you meet the criteria, you would then be deemed eligible. You would need to be evaluated by a transplant center to see if you qualify. Since organs are not readily available, the criteria are quite strict, including smoking cessation. See your doctor to discuss this and to proceed with referral, if it is thought that you qualify. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Fernando Torres
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Lung Transplantation (Definition)

Removing the entire lung (or both) from a deceased individual, taking out the diseased lungs of another, and replacing them with the transplanted lung (s). In rare cases a small piece of a lung has been used from a living person to transplant to another such as a ...Read more