A Guide to Lung Transplantation: Patient Education Guide


A Guide to Lung Transplantation: Patient Education Guide


This 14-page patient guide provides information on many aspects of lung transplantation. The tool is divided into the following sections:

  • Why are lung transplants needed?
  • Diseases and conditions that affect the lungs
  • What kind of transplants can be considered?
  • Can you be considered for lung transplantation?
  • How will your transplant candidacy be evaluated?
  • Benefits and risks of lung transplantation
  • What will happen when you are accepted into a lung transplant program?
  • How will you get your donor lung?
  • What is the surgical procedure?
  • What happens after discharge?
  • Commitment of you and your family
  • Questions you should ask your physicians and medical center
  • Where can I get more information about transplants?


American College of Chest Physicians

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American College of Chest Physicians


Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2005
Recent Summary: December 2005
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 03/13/13

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