Many different treatment options exist for patients with pulmonary fibrosis, but the treatment of last resort is lung transplant. Typically, lung transplants are suggested for patients whose lung disease is so progressed that they will not likely live another year or two. Lung transplants can dramatically improve the quality of life for people with acute pulmonary diseases by offering patients a better short-term prognosis. Here are some important facts about lung transplants:
1. 78% of lung transplant patients will survive beyond one year of transplant.
2. 63% of lung transplant patients will live for three years beyond transplant.