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At what age is the cut off for a lung transplant

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: There are a number of transplant centers in the United States that will perform lung transplant in patients greater than 70 years of age. I personall ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: There is a maximum age limit, which has varied between 60 and 65. You do have to qualify according to the guidelines. Good luck!
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
65: Most centers have an upper age of 65, but this can vary slightly depending on underlying health (co-morbidities) and accuracy of the match.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Keep fit.: It really depends on your current condition and the reason you need a new lung. In general you should should eat a balanced diet and keep up your nut ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Evaluation: First you must be evaluated at a transplant center. You need to talk to your pulmonologist and be referred. Then you go thorough a medical evaluatio ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Good care: Common sense: get vaccinated, control other conditions, stay active, .
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Depends on variables: Many variables to consider such as : location, size of lung, sensitization, cause of lung failure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Slaughter
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Continue to exercise as much as possible and maintain nutrition as well. Good to learn about the medicines that will be necessary and how to avoid in ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Both are possible: Your doctor will discuss with you the options. Most lung transplants are from a person who has died. Some institutions may offer living related lung ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Works like old lung: The transplanted lung is placed into the chest and attached to the bronchial tree and the pulmonary artery and veins. Air enters the new lung and oxy ... Read More

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