Which of the following is the most common under- lying medical condition of patients undergoing bilateral lung transplantation?
3.Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
The indications for lung transplantation span the gamut of lung diseases. The distribution reﬂects the prevalence and natural history of the diseases, and the most common indications are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary ﬁbrosis (IPF), cystic ﬁbrosis (CF), 1-antitrypsin deﬁciency emphysema, and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). “Others” in Table comprise many less prevalent lung diseases.
Indications for Adult Lung Transplantation (1995–2004)