Transplantation of the Heart and Both Lungs- Experimental Background and Early Clinical Experience

  • E. Becerra
  • J. Kaplan
  • D. K. C. Cooper


Transplantation of the heart and both lungs only became a clinical reality in the 1980s, largely due to the introduction of cyclosporin, which enabled the patient to be immunosuppressed adequately during the first 2–3 weeks without the need for a corticosteroid. The ability to immunosuppress the patient sufficiently without a corticosteroid allowed time for healing of the tracheal suture line, which previously was a major source of early complication following this operation.


Lung Transplantation Early Clinical Experience Bilareral Lung Transplantation Respiratory Paralysis Atrioventricular Canal Defect 
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  • E. Becerra
  • J. Kaplan
  • D. K. C. Cooper

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