What is the average life expectancy after a double lung transplant if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

See below. Latest data quote the average life expectancy after a double lung transplant as 6.8 years. It may be a little lower for COPD as some other diseases have better outcomes but it will be in a similar ballpark.
Years. Life expectancy for a double lung transplant for COPD is around 90% at 1 year, 60% at 5 years and 15% at 10 years.

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What would be the life expectancy after a double lung transplant if you have cystic fibrosis?

5 to 10 years. 5 year survival after double lung transplant occurs in 80% of people with cf. 10 year survival occurs in 50% of people with CF who have a double lung transplant and therefore is the average life expectancy. Regular medical care to manage episodes of rejection and infection in the transplanted lungs are critical to achieving a good outcome. Read more...

What is the life expectancy after a double lung transplant if cystic fibrosis?

Median is 5.5 yrs. That being said, population statistics can't be applied to individuals. How well the surgery went, the match characteristics, how well oh avoid infection, your fitness prior to transplant, how well you tolerate the transplant regimen, etc all effect your quality of life and longevity. Read more...

What's the life expectancy after a double lung transplant?

Can vary. It depends on the age of the donor and recipient, as well as the cause of lung failure. About 55% of lung transplants are working at 5 years. Read more...
Multiple factors. It is a complex question, since survival varies depending on a number of factors, including infection and rejection episodes. One year survival is usually 90% at most centers. Read more...

What is the life expectancy for an adult male with CF after having a double lung transplant done?

Median is 5.5 yrs. That being said, population statistics can't be applied to individuals. How well the surgery went, the match characteristics, how well oh avoid infection, your fitness prior to transplant, how well you tolerate the transplant regimen, etc all effect your quality of life and longevity. Read more...

What is the life expectancy of a double lung transplant?

Median is 5.5 yrs. That being said, population statistics can't be applied to individuals. How well the surgery went, the match characteristics, how well oh avoid infection, your fitness prior to transplant, how well you tolerate the transplant regimen, etc all effect your quality of life and longevity. Read more...
Agree, remain hopefu. As stated by the first answer always reason to hope. I have a patient working full time who is 10 years out and still going strong. Not always easy with recurrent and chronic viral infections but she has been doing great to remain hopeful. Read more...

If a person needs a double lung transplant, are both lungs replaced during 1 or 2 separate surgeries?

Sequential single . The real name for a double lung transplant is sequential single lung; there is one surgery done where is lung is transplanted separately. Read more...
One operation. During the surgery, they operate on one side at a time. The surgeons remove and replace both the right and left lung. It is therefore termed sequential bilateral lung transplantation. Read more...