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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
i have osteoperosis and take forteo for it. my pulmonolgist thinks i am a great candidate for a double lung transplant. i am 51 yr old female. would you kick me off the transplant list because of me osteoporosis. please dont say no!!!!
Thank you for your question. Osteoporosis that is severe is very challenging for patients undergoing lung transplantation. The degree of the osteoporosis would have to be evaluated by the lung transplant pulmonologist and the team that evaluates every patient prior to placing on a list.
Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of
Molecular, Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University