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. But by 70 years of age, a transplant becomes 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.
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