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Do you have to have a heart transplant along with a lung transplant?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No

The great majority of lung transplants are done without heart transplant.
Most patients with COPD or pulmonary fibrosis will get a single lung transplant and patients with pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the lungs) or cystic fibrosis (a genetic disorder in young people) will end up with a double lung transplant. Heart - lung transplant is done in the US but not commonly.

In brief: No

The great majority of lung transplants are done without heart transplant.
Most patients with COPD or pulmonary fibrosis will get a single lung transplant and patients with pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the lungs) or cystic fibrosis (a genetic disorder in young people) will end up with a double lung transplant. Heart - lung transplant is done in the US but not commonly.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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In brief: No, not very common

It would depend on the cause of lung failure.
Some cases of severe pulmonary hypertension are treated that way. Only a hundred or so cases are done this way each year.

In brief: No, not very common

It would depend on the cause of lung failure.
Some cases of severe pulmonary hypertension are treated that way. Only a hundred or so cases are done this way each year.
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