Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension

Information for Patients and Transplant Recipients

When you are no longer responding significantly to medical therapies, your physician may want to discuss the option of lung or heart-lung transplantation. Considering transplantation can be overwhelming, and the decision to get listed for transplantation is a very personal and unique process for every person. Transplantation offers a potential cure for PH, but also has the potential for significant complications.

When considering transplant, you may have questions about the process before transplant, the transplant procedure and post-transplant living. There are different issues to consider at each stage.

The pages below provide a comprehensive overview of the transplant process. If you would like to discuss your transplant questions and concerns with transplant recipients, PH patients considering transplant and caregivers of PH patients, join PHA's Transplant Email Group.

Learn about Transplantation

Watch Videos About Lung Transplantation

Marshall Hertz, MD Understanding Transplant Options (June 2011)
Surgical Treatments: Lung Transplants and Other Procedures panelists Surgical Treatments: Lung Transplants and Other Procedures (June 2010)
Angie Eldam My Doctor Said I May Need a Lung Transplant (June 2010)

 


Language Based on Treatment Fact Sheet Issued by PHA's Scientific Leadership Council

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Last reviewed in 2009

Lung Transplant Information

Read a consensus statement on lung transplantation written by PHA's Scientific Leadership Council.

Get Support

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PHA's Transplant email group is a private forum where you can openly discuss your questions about and experiences with transplantation. We welcome PH patients considering and awaiting transplant; caregivers with questions about the transplant experience; transplant recipients interested in sharing their stories and networking with others; and any other PH community members interested in transplant

Join PHA's Transplant Group

Meet PHA’s Transplant Email Group Committee

The information provided on the PHA website is provided for general information only. It is not intended as legal, medical or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs.

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