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Guide to Lung Transplantation

Posted Sep 03 2010 8:02am
There is a very informative patient education guide on everything pertaining to lung transplantations by the American College of Chest Physicians  that is definitely worth reading. To give you an idea of what is covered in this guide, here is the table of contents
  • Why are Lung Transplants Needed?
  • Diseases and Conditions That Affect the Lungs
  • What Kind of Transplants Can Be Considered?
  • Can You Be Considered for Lung Transplantation?
  • How Will Your Transplant Candidacy Be Evaluated?
  • Benefits and Risks of Lung Transplantation
  • What Will Happen When You Are Accepted Into a Lung Transplant Program?
  • How Will You Get Your Donor Lung?
  • What Is the Surgical Procedure?
  • What Happens After Discharge?
  • Commitment of You and Your Family
  • Questions You Should Ask Your Physician and Medical Center
  • Where Can I Get More Information About Transplants?
To go directly to the patient education guide, click on: A Guide to Lung Transplantation .

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