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Is it true that when you have a lung transplant for cystic fibrosis you have to have a heart transplant as well?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Patients with cystic fibrosis often will have a double lung transplant.
Heart transplant is only required if pulmonary hypertension is so severe in cystic fibrosis that it has affected the function of the heart. Thus, CF patients do not require heart transplant when they have lung transplant (the great majority of the time).

In brief: No
Patients with cystic fibrosis often will have a double lung transplant.
Heart transplant is only required if pulmonary hypertension is so severe in cystic fibrosis that it has affected the function of the heart. Thus, CF patients do not require heart transplant when they have lung transplant (the great majority of the time).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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3 doctors agree
In brief: No
A simultaneous heart and lung transplant is needed for a small number of patients, usually with severe pulmonary hypertension.
. In the us there were about 1600 lung transplants done per year, and about 30 combined heart-lung transplants.

In brief: No
A simultaneous heart and lung transplant is needed for a small number of patients, usually with severe pulmonary hypertension.
. In the us there were about 1600 lung transplants done per year, and about 30 combined heart-lung transplants.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
A heart-lung transplant is needed only on patients with significant pulmonary hypertension, usually in cases of congenital heart disease.
This is not the case in cystic fibrosis, where lung transplantation alone is enough.

In brief: No
A heart-lung transplant is needed only on patients with significant pulmonary hypertension, usually in cases of congenital heart disease.
This is not the case in cystic fibrosis, where lung transplantation alone is enough.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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