Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung or heart-lung transplant is a treatment option reserved for patients who are not improving on medical therapies. While transplantation can prolong survival, improve quality of life and offers a potential cure for pulmonary hypertension (PH), it also carries risk of significant complications and many factors need to be considered before going forward.
Patients Considering Transplant
If your physician has mentioned transplant to you, or you are currently listed for transplant, you can learn more about the surgical procedure, how to prepare financially and physically for transplant, and post-transplant living in the Information for PH Patients and Transplant Recipients section.
If you are a transplant recipient, you can learn more about what to expect after surgery and life after transplant in the Information for PH Patients and Transplant Recipients section.
Friends and Family Members
If you are a friend, family member or parent of a patient considering or listed for transplant, you can learn more about the transplant procedure and dealing with the challenges of transplant in the Information for Family, Friends and Parents of PH Patients section.
Join PHA's Transplant email group to share stories, ask questions and connect with others.
Transplant Mentor Program. If you are a transplant recipient and would like to serve as a mentor to a PH patient currently considering transplant or if you are a PH patient considering transplant and would like a transplant mentor, please email Transplant@PHAssociation.org.
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Language Based on Treatment Fact Sheet Issued by PHA's Scientific Leadership Council
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Last reviewed in 2009