Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition where the lungs become thick and scarred spontaneously. About 50,000 people are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis each year, but it is unclear how this disease occurs. With no cure, these patients generally live three to five years unless a lung transplant is performed.
At the University of Maryland Medical Center, physicians have the knowledge, experience and tools to treat these high-risk patients. Our team is a leader in treating lung diseases, in bridges to transplant and in surgical lung transplantation. Our services include:
Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis can present as other diseases, so a thorough analysis by your doctor will determine the diagnosis. If you are experiencing shortness of breath during or after mild exercise, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Meet the lung transplant team.
There is no therapy which cures idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, a lung transplant can significantly prolong life expectancy.
To speak with a pulmonary fibrosis specialist, please call 410-328-2864.