Bilateral Lung Transplant Aids Children With Severe PAH and Heart Failure

Bilateral Lung Transplant Aids Children With Severe PAH and Heart Failure

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Bilateral Lung Transplant Aids Children With Severe PAH and Heart Failure

Bilateral lung transplant rapidly and effectively normalizes right ventricular function of the heart in children with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and heart failure, a study reports. These benefits in the 15 children evaluated were also independent of a child’s age, weight, and right ventricular (RV) impairment before the transplant. Given the observed recovery in heart function within two months of the surgery, these findings support bilateral lung transplant  as a “preferred” option to the more complex…

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