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Heart and Lung Transplant (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up

If you receive a transplant, you must work closely with both the transplant team and your primary care provider.

  • You must schedule regular visits for biopsies, blood tests, and evaluation of heart or lung.

  • You must report immediately if you develop fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, or fluid retention.
You should call your health care provider immediately if, in the time immediately after leaving the hospital, any of the following occur:

  • Your surgical incision opens.

  • Fluid, blood, or pus leaks from the incision.

  • You develop a fever, have weight gain, or notice an increase in blood pressure.

  • You experience shortness of breath, a persistent cough, or bring up sputum.

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Heart-Lung Transplantation »

Cardiopulmonary transplantation (heart and lung transplantation) is the simultaneous surgical replacement of the heart and lungs in patients with end-stage cardiac and pulmonary disease.

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