Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 187: The Pre-Transplant Process with Dr. Emily DiMango
The latest video in The Path Forward with Cystic Fibrosis series, Dr. Emily DiMango, Director of the Gunnar Esiason Adult CF Program at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses the lung transplant process through the lens of a CF doctor.
First, she reviews the importance of CF patients participating in drug trials in order to start life-changing medications sooner. She then answers the following questions:
- What does pre-transplant management look like for a CF patient?
- When is the right time to be referred to the list?
- What is the referral process like?
Finally, she reiterates the importance of well-rounded treatment that includes physical health, nutritional health, and emotional health.
This video podcast was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Columbia University Medical Center and the Lung Transplant Project to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.