A 44-year-old member asked:
What is longevity rate after lung transplant?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Survival: Average ( median) survival after lung transplant is about 5.5 years. Various factors affect survival including single vs. Double lung transplant, age, and diagnosis (reason for transplant). There is also less likelihood of survival if the recipient is on ventilator, hospitalized or dialysis dependent prior to transplant.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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