For people who have pulmonary fibrosis, lung transplantation can be a viable choice for extending their lifespan and improving the quality of their life. In this Loyola Medicine video shared in December 2013, Dr. Daniel Dilling and nurse Karen Pelletiere talk about what happens to a patient after they undergo a lung transplant.
The pair discuss the likely appointment schedule a patient may face, including pre-op tests such as a bronchoscopy. They also talk about the anti-rejection medications a transplant patient will need to take, along with antibiotics for any infections they may pick up and the importance of compliance.
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