Pulmonary Disease Management
A long list of lung conditions affect patients, ranging from acute lung conditions such as respiratory depression and asthma to life-threatening conditions such as COPD and lung cancer. Pulmonologists treat such lung conditions and help patients endure such conditions, and strive to reduce the stress involved, especially with chronic lung conditions.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following are a few stats that paint a grim picture of pulmonary diseases in the United States.
5% of adults are diagnosed with chronic lung conditions in 2020
The number of visits to emergency departments with COPD was 873,000 in 2020
The number of deaths due to chronic lower respiratory diseases in 2020 was 152657
However, it is not all bad tidings with pulmonary diseases. The State of Lung Cancer report from the American Lung Association states that the 5-year survival rate in the United States has increased by 14%
Recent developments in pharmacology and treatment regimens will continue to improve steadily, making the services of pulmonologists profoundly important.
At St Michael’s Medical Center, our team of experts strive to improve treatment effectiveness for our patients.