Heart and Lung Transplant
Alternate Names : Heart-Lung Transplant
What happens right after the procedure?
The person will spend at least an hour in the surgery recovery room until the anesthesia has worn off. Once the person is breathing well, the ventilator is turned off and the person can breathe normally. The person must stay in the hospital several days or even weeks to recover. Pain medications are given as needed for pain. Medications to suppress the immune system are given to prevent the body from rejecting the new organs.