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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Life expectancy at 10% to 15% lung capacity

12/03/2008

Question:

What is the life expectancy of a 52 year old women with copd and chronic bronchitis if the lung capacity is only 10% to 15% lung capacity

Answer:

Without knowing more specifics about your lung functions and symptoms, as well as other medical conditions, it would be difficult to answer your question. However, these values are within the acceptable range for lung transplant if you are interested.

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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