Stroke after lung transplant

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Avatar f tn Tom now has Hypotension which they are trying to correct...im hoping this is normal after a lung transplant.
Avatar f tn My father in law was diagnosed with lung cancer and had surgery to remove it. He has been unresponsive ever since he came out of surgery. A little backround to maybe help with any logical explination you may be able to help me with. He just last year had a heart transplant that he had waited on for 5yrs. they had found a spot on his lung that they have been watching, and decided to remove.
Avatar n tn Your question seeks specific information about the risks and benefits of pneumonectomy for severe lung infection in your mother-in-law, who received a double lung transplant for emphysema due to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Unfortunately, this procedure is rarely necessary and therefore it is extremely unlikely that you will find any transplant center that has extensive experience performing this procedure in this setting.
Avatar f tn 1 wk ago my husband had a lung transplant the operation was a success...but his recovery is not good...he has 2 drain tubes in his lung area and alot of pain...air is leaking from his lung...his heart is being controlled with medication for he is not in sinus rythmn on his own.....The doctor says it has to stop on its own [the air leak]...They have him on high dosages of pain medication which worries me....It was his left lung that they transplanted....Im worried that he may just give up....
250051 tn?1328131130 a stroke at 10, a coagulopathy, juvenile rhuematoid arthritis as well as decreased kidney function and restricitve lung disease and she was accepted for transplant. try a different center.
Avatar n tn I wish I had good news about you donating your Aunt one of your lungs. My Mother received a single lung transplant in 2007. A lung cannot be taken from a live donor though. The lung has to be harvested from a very recently deceased donor. And I so hate telling you this, but getting approved for a lung transplant is lengthy and much is involved. They put my Mother through many many tests. She had a lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Which is a terminal lung disease.
Avatar n tn i had a mini stroke last 8/13/10 when I had a double lung transplant, I had some tingling on whole left side from neck down and heaviness with left arm, I had an mri at that time, and they stated somethng was there, but did not give me any more details. Now its 2011 and i still have the same problems so i consulted a nuerologist and had a MRI done with the following results. Please explain what this means, and if there is any treatment or way to diminisht the problem.
Avatar f tn they will not do surgery because they say she would not have enough oxygen flow after that surgery. who she qualify for a lung transplant?
Avatar n tn after the transplant. During that time she went home for only 2 days. What she went through after the transplant was brutal and the suffering was terrible. There though are many successful lung transplants. I feel very strongly that your boyfriend should seek a second opinion. And it is appalling that his doctor has never prescribed him any medications for these lung diseases. They were going to perform a double lung transplant on my mother.
Avatar m tn m sorry to hear that your son might need a heart/lung transplant. If he does need a heart/lung transplant the antirejection medications will be necessary to keep those organs functioning. Without immune suppression the organs would fail and his life expectancy would be very short. Organ transplant simply does not work without immune suppression medications though of course you are right that the medications may also cause problems.
Avatar n tn NO UNFORTUNATELY AGE PLAYS A FACTOR MOST DO NOT TRANSPLANT AFTER 65 MY HUSBAND IS AWAITING TRANSPLANT NOW AND HE HAS HOME HEALTH CARE WE WERE TOLD THAT IF HE HAD TO HAVE HOSPICE HE WAS TO ILL TO BE TRANSPLANTED
Avatar n tn Please check with the program coordinator at a major lung transplant center. To locate the lung transplant center closets to you please call the United Network for Organ Sharing at 1 (888) 894-6361. This would be the best resource for the answers to your questions. Lung transplantation in persons with emphysema need not be bilateral.
Avatar f tn I did ask my doc before but he told me the prob is not getting heart transplant. He said that my lung should get transplant instead but then again getting lung transplant it's very risky. My heart condition yup theres a hole in the heart and yup the doc said my blood circulate only 1 way(eg.
Avatar n tn I have done extensive research and it seems that nobody in the United States wants to do a lung transplant on anyone after the age of 65. I have considered going overseas (Singapore, India, Thailand) to do the transplant, but don't like the implications of knowing where the lung comes from. Can anybody out there help me in regard to finding a hospital in the U.S. that would do a transplant for a person over 65 years of age?
Avatar f tn Is there not a better way to diagnose chronic lung disease and to get a lung transplant without punching holes in already fibrotic lung tissue?
Avatar n tn Why would the esophagus affect a lung transplant and therefore prevent someone from receiving a transplant? Thank you.
Avatar n tn i had a mini stroke last 8/13/10 when I had a double lung transplant, I had some tingling on whole left side from neck down and heaviness with left arm, I had an mri at that time, and they stated somethng was there, but did not give me any more details. Now its 2011 and i still have the same problems so i consulted a nuerologist and had a MRI done with the following results. Please explain what this means, and if there is any treatment or way to diminisht the problem.
Avatar n tn I am very sympathetic to your situation. It sounds like you may need a lung transplant in the relatively near future but your transplant physicians are reluctant to do it with an on-going hepatitis C infection. The issue of organ transplant in patients with hepatitis C is a complex one. Most of our experience is in patients with hepatitis C undergoing kidney transplant.
Avatar n tn Since then he was removed from the transplant centers list because of the risk factor of another stroke. we have not been able to find a new transplant center to list him. please help he is dying. we need a center to accept him.
Avatar n tn Today we met with Dr. Baz, who is the head of the Lung Transplant Department at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida . He reviewed Kathy's medical records and testing to date, then did an exam. He believes a transplant is in order and is the right thing to do....and gave us the following information: After a transplant, 50% of recipients die within the first 5 years. In year 1, 20% die primarily from infection due to the operation. .
Avatar n tn My husband is 65 yo, after liver transplant 1.5 years ago. He was complaining about chest pain for some time, has cough with phlegm (clear) shoulder and back pain - his MD would always say that it is all normal, due to his transplant etc or like chest pains would treat with some medication. But finally he had a CT done 2 weeks ago, and they found "2.6 x 2.1 cm spiculated lesion in the right lower lobe abutting the right hemidiaphragm.
Avatar n tn Please check with the program coordinator at a major lung transplant center. To locate the lung transplant center closets to you please call the United Network for Organ Sharing at 1 (888) 894-6361. This would be the best resource for the answer to your questions.
Avatar n tn My husband is 65 yo, after liver transplant 1.5 years ago. He was complaining about chest pain for some time, has cough with phlegm (clear) shoulder and back pain - his MD would always say that it is all normal, due to his transplant etc or like chest pains would treat with some medication. But finally he had a CT done 2 weeks ago, and they found "2.6 x 2.1 cm spiculated lesion in the right lower lobe abutting the right hemidiaphragm.
Avatar n tn Today we met with Dr. Baz, who is the head of the Lung Transplant Department at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida . He reviewed Kathy's medical records and testing to date, then did an exam. He believes a transplant is in order and is the right thing to do....and gave us the following information: After a transplant, 50% of recipients die within the first 5 years. In year 1, 20% die primarily from infection due to the operation. .
Avatar n tn Why would esophageal problems (due to a connective tissue disease) prevent someone from receiving a lung transplant? Thank you.