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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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