heart-lung transplant


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heart-lung transplant

The insertion of a donated heart with its associated lungs, connected as a unit, into the chest of a patient with severe destructive heart and lung disease. The operation involves fewer major connections than a heart transplant, but immunological reactions may be greater and the connection to the windpipe (trachea) may cause problems. A common rejection reaction is a severe inflammation of the small bronchi, called obliterative bronchiolitis. Even so, the results are remarkable and about 70' of patients are alive and well 2 years after the operation.
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A group of volunteers is mounting a campaign called Believe With Becca to invite people to join in Becca's message of hope, to cheer her on as she continues her valiant journey, and to help her and her family prepare for her heart-lung transplant.
After people receive heart-lung transplants two-thirds will survive for a year and almost as many for two years.
Meanwhile, at 18 and weighing just five-and-a-half stone, Julie was referred by a specialist to Brompton Hospital in London, but her health deteriorated and doctors broke the news she would need a heart-lung transplant to live.
If we did heart-lung transplants or a combined double lung such as in this gentleman's case, and he rejected and we couldn't keep him going, we would then put him on this device.
In May 2002, Jesica's doctors at Duke placed Jesica on a waiting list for a heart-lung transplant.
The condition of a woman with Down syndrome who underwent heart-lung transplant surgery has been downgraded from fair to critical after she was unable to continue breathing on her own.
Medicare is proposing to expand national coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services to three additional groups of beneficiaries: those who have had heart valve repair or replacement, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and heart or combined heart-lung transplant.
The fact that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, an accomplished heart-lung transplant surgeon, just joined that constituency is certainly buzzworthy for political reasons.
There is only so much you can read about how Britain is being flooded with tens of thousands of illegal immigrants every day, all of whom are potential axe-killers, are infested with Aids and are here to secure a free heart-lung transplant and a council house alongside the 17th fairway at Wentworth.
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in heart-lung transplant recipients: Diagnosis with expiratory CT.
Jagger discussed the possible second heart-lung transplant with Jesica's family and the supporters who wished to proceed with the transplant.
He noted the departmental achievements of performing the first adult human heart transplant in the United States, the world's first successful combined adult human heart-lung transplant and the first successful use of a ventricular-assist device as a bridge to transplantation.