Lung Transplants for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (or IPF) is a disease that has no known cause and, up until now, no known cure. There are several treatment options available to ease the symptoms, but there’s still no cure. Among the treatments available, there is lung transplant, which has been the most successful method to treat IPF so far. In this video, shared by Demystifying Medicine, a youtube channel from the McMaster University, you can learn more about what a lung transplant is, what types of lung transplants are available, and the effectiveness of lung transplants in IPF patients.

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