Lung transplant is a surgical procedure to replace diseased or failing lung with a healthy lung, usually from donor depending on the medical condition. It may involve replacing one or both of the lungs. Diseases which can damage your lungs are;
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)
- Pulmonology Fibrosis (Scarring of the Lungs)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Pulmonology Arterial Hypertension
The disease process starts with decreasing oxygen levels in the blood and as it progresses. Oxygen will have to be given continuously to the patient. At this stage usually lung transplant is done. The matching of the person with the donor from whom lung is to be taken is done on basis of: blood type, size of organ (by comparing the rate and chest measurement) and also matching of the tissue typing elements. The patient will be investigated and put on waiting list of the “Jeevandan” organ donation program. When a suitable donor is available, a team prepares the patient for the transplant surgery. Another team will be sent for procuring the organ. The patient’s chest will be opened and the diseased lung will be removed. The airway and the blood vessels will be connected to the donor lung. After the surgery patient will have to spend a few days in the ICU, and the bronchoscopy will be done as and when required. After discharge from the hospital, there will be three months of frequent monitoring by the lung transplantation team. The patient is prescribed immunosuppressant medications, which need to be taken life-long.
Health Blogs for CT Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for severe aortic valve stenosis
Sep 13, 2019 15:35
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is helpful for patients with aortic stenosis, who are very weak and cannot tolerate a major heart surgery.
All About the Cardiac Pacemaker
Apr 12, 2019 18:39
A pacemaker is a device that regulates the heart beat. If your doctor recommends a pacemaker for you, you will need to undergo surgery for it to be implanted. This reference summary explains how pacemakers work, and the benefits and risks of having one.
TAVR – Treating severe aortic valve stenosis without surgery
Jan 18, 2019 17:16
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation/Replacement (TAVI/TAVR) is a less invasive procedure (not surgery) to replace the failing aortic valve. A transcatheter heart valve is a biological tissue valve made of human, pig or cow heart tissue.
Primary angioplasty for Acute Myocardial infarction
Nov 19, 2018 10:32
Myocardial Infarction (MI or heart attack) is a medical emergency wherein the irreversible death of heart muscles occurs due to prolonged lack of oxygen. Over the past decades, treatment for myocardial infarction has evolved considerably. Immediate coronary angiography followed by primary angioplasty is a commonly used procedure to treat MI.
బాధాకరమైన బైపాస్ సర్జరీలకు కాలం చెల్లింది హార్ట్ సర్జరీకోసం ఇపుడు పక్కటెముకలు కోయనక్కరలేదు
Sep 21, 2018 15:43
నా వయస్సు 48 సం.లు. ఈ మధ్య ఓ రోజు ఛాతీలో ఏడమవైపు నొప్పి వచ్చి ఎడమచేయి లాగినట్లు అని పించగా అనుమానంతో వెంటనే ఆస్పత్రికి వెళ్లాను. పరీక్షలు చేసి గుండెకు రక్తం సరఫరాచేసే రక్తనాళాలు రెండు బ్లాక్ అయినట్లు చెప్పి బైపాస్ సర్జరీ చేయించుకోమని సిఫార్సు చేశారు.
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) for mitral valve diseases
Mar 30, 2016 09:22
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) is a rare and complex procedure performed to replace the dysfunctional or leaking mitral valve. TMVR is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure performed at very few centers in India. Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad recently performed this procedure in a 75-year-old man who was having a dysfunctional […]
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Bypass Surgery (MICS)
Oct 21, 2015 09:30
Minimally invasive surgery, an innovation of the recent times, makes the surgical procedures less traumatic. The minimally invasive Heart Bypass Surgery or Cardiac surgery (MICS) is different to the conventional cardiac surgeries where the breast bone is split into two (sternotomy). The sternotomy incisions range from 8 to 10 inches, while the MICS incisions are […]