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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

What is the longevity of emphysema?

03/20/2008

Question:

my friend is male, 83 years old. must have oxygen all day and night. what is the survival rate?

Answer:

Without knowing more about your friend's pulmonary function test parameters, other medical conditions, and his functional capacity, it would be difficult to estimate life expectancy.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University