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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Emphysema

06/17/2008

Question:

is it true that someone with emphysema at age 55 can still live to be 80 could someone please give an honest answer to how long patients live with emphysema

Answer:

Although it is possible for someone age 55 with emphysema to live to be 80, there are different degrees of severity of emphysema. The life expectancy of someone with emphysema largely depends on the severity of disease.

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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