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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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In brief: Just a lung

The majority of patients with end stage lung disease from cystic fibrosis receive a lung alone transplant.
There are only about 50 combined heart-lung transplants done each year, and most are for severe pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Just a lung

The majority of patients with end stage lung disease from cystic fibrosis receive a lung alone transplant.
There are only about 50 combined heart-lung transplants done each year, and most are for severe pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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 antibiotics.
Many centers have significant expertise in transplant for CF patients (michigan, cleveland , pittsburgh, north carolina to name just a few). If you seek a transplant, you must be otherwise in good health and follow a strict regimen afterwards.

In brief: 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 antibiotics.
Many centers have significant expertise in transplant for CF patients (michigan, cleveland , pittsburgh, north carolina to name just a few). If you seek a transplant, you must be otherwise in good health and follow a strict regimen afterwards.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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