5 Myths About Lung Transplants

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Myth 2. “You’re too old to have a transplant.”

Although lung transplant is considered a high-risk procedure, especially at older ages, most programs worldwide accept patients up to 65 years old. However, by the age of 70 the risk of transplant increases high enough that the option is too risky. That line of thought is often debated and changed depending on the overall health of the individual patient. Chambers expects in the near future, that lung transplants will be a viable option for otherwise healthy candidates — regardless of age.

Some patients suffering with CF are celebrities or became celebrities due to their fight against the disease. Learn more about Charles Michael Duke and his Wait for a Lung Transplant.

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