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:
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.