A New Future for Cystic Fibrosis

A New Future for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common genetically transmitted diseases affecting about 30,000 people in the United States.

Double lung transplant can extend and improve quality of life for cystic fibrosis patients. Alberto Pochettino, M.D., a thoracic and cardiac surgeon at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, explains a progressive, simultaneous approach to the operation. Using this approach, both lungs are removed at once and a bypass pump temporarily takes over breathing for the patient. With bypass in place, the airway is cleaned so that infectious fluids don’t reach the new lungs. Learn how this simultaneous method can reduce the risk of infection and pneumonia, while allowing patients to recover more quickly.

Video Content Outline:

  •        Introduction
  •        Progression of cystic fibrosis  (0:28)
  •        Sequential double lung transplant technique (1:21)
  •        Simultaneous double lung transplant technique (2:07)
  •        Medical management of cystic fibrosis patients (3:50)
  •        Mayo Clinic’s cystic fibrosis legacy (4:27)
  •        The future of lung transplantation (4:47)

 

 

 


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