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What are the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)?

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) usually present with a subtle onset of breathlessness with exercise. Over time there is a progressive worsening of breathlessness as oxygen transfer to the blood decreases. Right-sided heart failure often develops.

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Is pulmonary fibrosis fatal?
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