LUNG TRANSPLANTATION and PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Maria L. Padilla, MD Associate Prof. of Medicine Director of ILD/IPF and Advanced Lung Disease Program MSSM/MSMC. Organ Transplantation. Lung Transplantation and IPF. Important Questions: What is it? Why? For Whom? When? How?
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Maria L. Padilla, MD
Associate Prof. of Medicine
Director of ILD/IPF and Advanced Lung Disease Program
The operation that replaces diseased, failing lungs with a functional organ.
It offers the opportunity to return to a better functional capacity when all medical therapies have been ineffective.
Ultimate form of treatment
When patient is:
READY! and lungs become available