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How long are you out of work after a heart and lung transplant?

How long are you out of work after a heart and lung transplant?

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, etc. In general it takes 1-2 months to stabilize and recover after a thoracic organ transplant., and considerations about return to work can begin after that approximate time. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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What is the definition or description of: heart and lung transplant?

What is the definition or description of: heart and lung transplant?

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 both severe heart and lung disease. The patient is placed on immunosuppressive medication after the procedure. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Whats life expectancy for heart and lung transplant?

Whats life expectancy for heart and lung transplant?

It varies: It is too variable to answer: my patient is 14 years status post at lung transplant and is still going strong. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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What is the life expectancy for a heart and lung transplant?

What is the life expectancy for a heart and lung transplant?

It varies: It is variable. My patient is 14 years status post a heart - lung transplant and he is still going strong. ...Read more

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Can you just have a lung transplant for CF or does it have to be a heart and lung transplant?

Can you just have a lung transplant for CF or does it have to be a heart and lung transplant?

CF/tx: CF patients who are not able to be managed with medical therapy can be considered for lung transplantation. The decision is complex and consists of an assessment of survival benefit as well as whether the candidate is a good patient for the lung transplantation and follow up care. ...Read more

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Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Who needs heart and lung transplants?

Heart/Lung Fail: Those who meet the criteria for heart and lung transplants. Cardiopulmonary failure, cardiac or pulmonary failure. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are you against heart and lung transplants?

Please tell me, are you against heart and lung transplants?

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 large numbers. ...Read more

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