Lung Transplant for Cystic Fibrosis
How Well It Works
Several tests can help your doctor and you see how well a lung transplant or a living-donor lobar lung transplant might work. These tests include Reference lung function tests Opens New Window, Reference arterial blood gas tests Opens New Window, and exercise capacity.
- About half of the people who receive a lung transplant survive at least 5 years after the procedure.Reference 2
- People with cystic fibrosis have the same survival rate after a lung transplant as people who have lung transplants for other health problems.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Susanna McColley, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology