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.

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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...

Are you against poor people getting heart and lung transplants?

No. Most of the people we transplant require some assistance with their very expensive post-transplant medications and surveillance. Read more...
No. Those in need of solid organ transplants do need to have health insurance, and have a support system that will permit them to have a safe and successful outcome. Read more...

Are you against heart and lung transplants for sick CF people?

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 individual still has CF and that will affect other organs. Also, the medicines for immune suppression necessary after a transplant have their own risks, such as an increased risk of infection. Read more...

Why do sufferers of cystic fibrosis have heart and lung transplants?

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 the risk of infection. 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...