This is a surgery to remove a severely diseased and damaged heart and lungs. They are replaced with a healthy heart and lungs from a deceased donor.

The Heart and Lungs
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A heart-lung transplant is done if you have:

  • An irreversible, life-threatening lung disease that affects the heart (but are in otherwise good health)—An example of this is severe pulmonary hypertension (an increase in blood pressure in the lung's blood vessels).
  • Have undergone other treatments (such as, surgery, medicine) without success