This is a surgery to remove severely diseased and damaged lungs. They are replaced with healthy lungs from a deceased donor. One or both lungs may be transplanted. In some cases, a heart transplant is done at the same time. In that case, the procedure is called a heart-lung transplant.

A lung transplant is done to treat irreversible, life-threatening lung disease, such as:

Normal vs. Emphysemic Lung
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