How Old is “Too Old” for a Lung Transplant?

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Baylor Scott & White Health shared this video in 2015, where they discussed if and when a person is too old to have a lung transplant. The video features the story of Carroll Prewitt, a man who was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, for whom life could only be safe with a lung transplant.  However, his hometown doctor said he was too old to undergo the procedure. Baylor Scott & White Health disagreed. Watch the video and find out more about his story.


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About Baylor Scott & White Health: It’s the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States. Baylor Scott & White Health was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. Learn more about they story here: