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Who are candidates for lung transplantation?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Lung disease

Te largest percentage of patients who seek lung transplant have underlying copd.
Transplant is also done for patients with cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and a variety of other lung diseases.

In brief: Lung disease

Te largest percentage of patients who seek lung transplant have underlying copd.
Transplant is also done for patients with cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and a variety of other lung diseases.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Otherwise healthy

Lung transplantation is performed when survival is limited by a lung disease.
Candidates must be otherwise strong enough to get through the transplant. Only non-smokers are considered.

In brief: Otherwise healthy

Lung transplantation is performed when survival is limited by a lung disease.
Candidates must be otherwise strong enough to get through the transplant. Only non-smokers are considered.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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In brief: Those with ESLD

Those with end stage lung disease.
The most common causes of lung disease that lead to transplant are copd/emphysema; cystic fibrosis; and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Alph-1 antitrypsin deficiency and pulmonary hypertension are less common.

In brief: Those with ESLD

Those with end stage lung disease.
The most common causes of lung disease that lead to transplant are copd/emphysema; cystic fibrosis; and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Alph-1 antitrypsin deficiency and pulmonary hypertension are less common.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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