Heart and Lung Transplant (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Prevention of Rejection After Heart-Lung Transplant
To prevent rejection, transplant recipients must take all their medications as prescribed.
Outlook for Heart-Lung Transplant
Your chances for recovery from heart and lung transplants today are improved greatly since the first transplant operations done in the 70s and 80s.
Overall, transplantation leads to improvement in your well-being because you regain the ability to carry out normal activities.
Rejection of the transplanted organ and infections are the most serious complications after this procedure. Different complications occur at different times after the operation.
Acute rejection may occur within days after the transplant operation and anytime thereafter.
Rejection of the transplanted organ can also occur months or years later.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/29/2016
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Michael B McDonnell, MD
William K Mallon, MD
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Alan D Forker, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Jonathan Adler, MD
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