Life with transplanted lungs: Among the people who have them is an actor or a Formula 1 pilot


Instead of Vienna, Slovak patients now have to travel to Prague for lung transplants. The Austrians terminated the contract they had with Slovakia. The Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic therefore turned to the Czech Republic, which agreed to establish cooperation with the neighbouring country.

Lung transplantation is one of the most complicated surgical procedures. It takes 6-8 hours on average. In Slovakia, nobody performs this procedure, and in the Czech Republic, there is only one workplace where one can get a lung transplant - III. Department of Surgery, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Motol University Hospital. The good news is that the door is open here for Slovak patients.