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If I have emphysema, could I get a lung transplant?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Criteria...

There are specific criteria for lung transplant.
If you meet the criteria, you would then be deemed eligible. You would need to be evaluated by a transplant center to see if you qualify. Since organs are not readily available, the criteria are quite strict, including smoking cessation. See your doctor to discuss this and to proceed with referral, if it is thought that you qualify.

In brief: Criteria...

There are specific criteria for lung transplant.
If you meet the criteria, you would then be deemed eligible. You would need to be evaluated by a transplant center to see if you qualify. Since organs are not readily available, the criteria are quite strict, including smoking cessation. See your doctor to discuss this and to proceed with referral, if it is thought that you qualify.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Emphysema is the most common indication for ling transplant in the us.

In brief: Yes

Emphysema is the most common indication for ling transplant in the us.
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