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Heart-lung transplant

Heart-lung transplant

Heart-lung transplant: Heart-lung transplant is the surgical placement of a living heart and lungs from a clinically brain dead patient into a recipient with end-stage heart and lung disease.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Heart-lung transplant

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Heart-lung transplant:

Anesthetic Requirements for Heart-lung transplant

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Heart-lung transplant may include:

Procedure Complications: Heart-lung transplant

Possible surgical complications of Heart-lung transplant may include:

  • Transplant failure
  • Transplant rejection
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Lifelong medication to prevent rejection
  • Side effects from medication
  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Scarring between trachea and lung

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Heart-lung transplant

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is fair. The five-year survival rate is about 40-50%.

Heart-lung transplant: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Heart-lung transplant: Four to six months.

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