UAB Medicine

Heart & Lung Transplant - Overview

A heart-lung transplant is performed in patients with end-stage heart and pulmonary failure for whom all other medical treatments have not been successful. The most common conditions leading to end-stage heart and pulmonary failure include:

Heart-lung transplant patients at UAB receive comprehensive, compassionate pre- and post-transplant care from an experienced, multidisciplinary team of specialists that includes surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, nurses, dietitians, transplant coordinators, mental health professionals, and transplant social workers. Our patients also have access to educational material and teaching sessions – including classes and supportive face-to-face discussions – during each phase of the transplant process. Understanding the steps involved in transplantation helps to ease patients’ anxiety so they can look

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