When you get a lung transplant, there is a lot to consider before and after the operation. Before the operation, you will work with the transplant team to complete an evaluation. After the operation, you will need to see your transplant team to make sure your lung keeps working well and you stay in good health. How long a new lung lasts depends on many factors. Some of these factors you can control. Some you cannot control.
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