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Heart and lung transplant

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Heart and lung transplant

a surgical procedure which replaces a diseased heart and lungs with a healthy heart and lungs from a donor. They have been used in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension and isolated severe heart and lung disease. They are not recommended for those with associated systemic disorders such as diabetes or autoimmune illness. Those with liver and/or kidney Disease are also not candidates. Long-term outcomes are still being studied.