Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Varies with time. The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are alive after the transplants.

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How risky is a heart lung transplant?

Heart lung transplan. Better way to think about this: what is the risk to a person ill enough to need transplant without the transplant? The answer is usually 100% chance of death with doing nothing. There is always some risk of the operation but clearly less than 100% and lower surgical risk in centers that perform this operation more frequently. Read more...

Can continuing smokers be allowed to have a heart or lung transplant?

Depends. The amount of wealth and the insurance. Usually a contraindication because mortality is increased and transplant programs have to meet certain goals, such as 80% after 2 years. However, steve jobs got a liver transplant for pancreatic cancer with liver mets. There are many docs trained in smoking cessation. Take their advice and treatment. Read more...

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...

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...

Can anyone tell me the average recovery time needed for heart-lung transplant patients?

Variable. On average most heart-lung recipients spend 7-14 days in the hospital after surgery. If all goes well recovery can be within 30 days; if there are complications then recovery can take significantly longer. Read more...
Varies. It depends on many factors including the condition of the patient before surgery, other medical conditions, and their age. Most would be in the hospital a few weeks, then recover with physical therapy support either at home or in a skilled facility for a few weeks. Read more...