Heart and Lung Transplant Topic Guide

Heart and Lung Transplant Heart and Lung Transplant: Heart-lung transplants are indicated when the heart is unable to pump blood to all the organs of the body and does not respond to other medical or surgical treatments. Patients with end-stage heart failure who receive a heart-lung transplant must be on immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives.

Heart and Lung Transplant Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

sirolimus Sirolimus

Sirolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immune...learn more »

mycophenolate mofetil Mycophenolate Mofetil

Mycophenolate mofetil is used with other medicines to prevent organ transplant rejection...learn more »

tacrolimus (oral) Tacrolimus (oral)

Tacrolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immun...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »

azathioprine Azathioprine

Azathioprine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »