Combined heart and lung transplantation has now been carried out in 17 patients at Stanford University Hospital. The emphasis on the management of donors is upon thorough tracheobronchial toilet and ensuring an absence of significant cardiopulmonary disease. The most important aspects of the recipient operation are to remove the heart and lungs without injury to the phrenic, vagus, or recurrent laryngeal nerves and to ensure hemostasis. This is best effected if the heart and lungs are removed separately. The operative technique for both the donor and recipient is described.
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