Who is Eligible for Lung Transplantation

Candidates for lung or heart-lung transplantation are severely impaired in their daily activities. They are without the possibility of alternative medical or surgical therapy and, left untreated, have a poor outlook for long-term survival. Unfortunately, not all of these individuals will benefit from transplantation. Those who have severe systemic diseases or active infections and those who cannot comply with regular follow-up care after transplant should not undertake the operation.