Woman Receives Double Lung Transplant in Chicago

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A young woman who was hospitalized because of COVID-19 in April has received a double lung transplant this week. Dr. Ankit Bharat, the surgeon who performed the operation, said that the normally 6 hour surgery took 10 hours due to complications. Her lungs were full of holes and were stuck to the inside of her chest wall, making the procedure more difficult. The patient was on a ventilator and and other life support for two months leading up to the surgery when she began to show signs of kidney, liver and heart failure, bumping her up to the top of the list. She had no previous or underlying medical conditions other than those caused by coronavirus.

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