Heart and Lung Transplant


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Comment from: kkellerina, 25-34 (Caregiver) Published: December 04

My sister was born with ventricular septal defect in 1967. She received a heart and double lung transplant in June, 1993. Ironically, she succumbed to rejection of her lungs, in October, 1994. The doctors had said, her new heart looked okay, but her new lungs had significant damage. She died of pulmonary fibrosis. When I received the call that there was a donor, I asked the nurse about the statistics of a heart and double lung transplant. She told me that only three were performed at that hospital and one person did not survive. She said she did not have information of the other two.


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