10 Lung Transplant Facts

IPF patients' survival

Many different treatment options exist for patients with pulmonary fibrosis, but the treatment considered a last resort is a lung transplant. Typically, lung transplants are suggested for patients whose lung disease is so progressed that it’s unlikely they will live for more than a year or two. Lung transplants can dramatically improve the quality of life for people with acute pulmonary diseases by offering patients a better short-term prognosis. Here are some important facts about lung transplants:

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1. Seventy-eight percent of lung transplant patients will survive beyond one year of transplant.

2. Sixty-three percent of lung transplant patients will live for three years beyond transplant.

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