Lungs

Lung transplants may involve deceased donation of two lungs or a single lung. More recently, lobar transplants from blood group compatible living donors have been performed for a small segment of the population. Most of the lobar transplants have been performed on cystic fibrosis patients. On rare occasions, a simultaneous heart-lung transplant occurs. This type of procedure is reserved for patients with severe pulmonary and cardiac disease. There were 1,392 (1,391 deceased donors, 1 living donor) lung transplants and 23 simultaneous heart-lung transplant procedures done in 2009. Reasons for lung transplant include:

• a-1-Antitrypsin deficiency

• Congenital disease (i.e., Eisenmenger's syndrome)

• Cystic fibrosis

• Emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

• Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

• Primary pulmonary hypertension

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