First Known U.S. Lung Transplant For COVID-19 Patient Performed In Chicago

Posted by on June 12, 2020 5:00 am
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The lungs of a young woman in her 20s became so damaged by COVID-19 that she could not survive without her blood being oxygenated outside her body, on an ECMO machine. She received a double lung transplant on June 5. In this photo taken before the transplant, the patient is being monitored by the ECMO team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

A young woman in her 20s was healthy before the coronavirus struck her. After two months on a ventilator and ECMO device, her transplanted lungs are now working

(Image credit: (Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine))

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