Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness - 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. If lung tissue thickens or scars, the lungs can't properly move oxygen into the bloodstream. Dr. James Kiley at the NIH says this is the case with the disease pulmonary fibrosis.
Kiley: It’s one that gradually develops and it’s one that has a poor prognosis: three to five years after diagnosis tends to be the current prognostic development of the disease and that’s sad and it’s not good. So we’re very actively engaged in research to try to look for new therapies and look for ways to best manage this disease.
Narrator: For more information on the lung disease pulmonary fibrosis visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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