Lung transplantation

Lung transplantation is a surgery wherein a patient's diseased lungs are partly or totally replaced by way of lungs which come from a donor. Donor lungs may be retrieved from a residing donor or a deceased donor. A residing donor can simplest donate one lung lobe. With some lung diseases, a recipient may handiest need to get hold of an unmarried lung. With other lung diseases including cystic fibrosis, it's far vital that a recipient receive lungs. While lung transplants carry positive associated risks, they can also enlarge existence expectancy and decorate the great of lifestyles for end-stage pulmonary patients.

Lung harm can regularly be dealt with medicinal drug or with unique breathing devices. But when these measures no longer lung function turns into existence-threatening, physician might suggest a single-lung transplant or a double-lung transplant. Some human beings with coronary artery ailment may want a procedure to restore blood flow to a blocked or narrowed artery in the heart, similarly to a lung transplant. In a few cases, human beings with severe heart and lung situations may want a combined heart-lung transplant.

  • Types of lung transplant
  • Factors that may affect the eligibility for a lung transplant
  • Risks factors for Lung transplantation
  • Side effects of anti-rejection drugs
  • Transplant requirements

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