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Which patients are appropriate candidates for lung transplantation?

Patients with severe pulmonary hypertension unresponsive to other modes of therapy who are otherwise healthy, of reasonable age (generally 60), and have adequate psychosocial strength and family (or important other) support should be considered for possible lung transplantation. Significant renal, hepatic, or coronary vascular disease is usually considered a significant impediment to lung transplantation. Most […] Read more