Lung transplant referrals

While many forms of advanced lung disease can be successfully managed with treatments and medications, some may require a lung transplant. This life-saving and life changing treatment is available here in West Michigan, with outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.


Referral Guidelines

General: Advanced interstitial, obstructive or pulmonary vascular disease, refractory to medical therapy with limited expected survival and/or severe functional limitations. Disease category indications for referral:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • At time of diagnosis
  • COPD
  • BODE index > 5
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • FEV1 < 30% of predicted
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • NYHA class III-IV despite optimal therapy 
  • Sarcoidosis, LCH, LAM, others
  • Progressive PFT derangements, hypoxemia

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