There are various treatment options for patients with chronic lung diseases such as bronchiectasis, with the last resort being a lung transplant. Typically, lung transplants are suggested for patients whose lung disease is so advanced it’s unlikely they will live more than a couple of years. 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. High Short-Term Success Rate
Lung transplants have a high short-term success rate with 78 percent of lung transplant patients surviving more than a year after the transplant.