Young Woman with Coronavirus Receives Double Lung Transplant in Chicago

Young Woman with Coronavirus Receives Double Lung Transplant in Chicago

A lucky young woman in Chicago hospital has received a new set of lungs after waiting six weeks for her body to clear the corona virus.

This comes after extensive 10 hour surgery on account of her original set being damaged by the corona virus. The procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to the chest wall.

The woman had been on a ventilator and heart lung machine for two months before suitable match for lungs were acquired

She remains on a ventilator while her body recovers from the medical ordeal, and is miraculously stable enough that she can receive visitors and family via video call. 

Medical director of Northwestern Medicine Memorial Hospital's lung transplant programme, Dr Tomic, anticipates that she will have a full recovery in no time and her chances of a return to normal life continue increasing over time. 

With waiting lists going into years, the 20 year old was quickly bumped up the line after doctors noticed that her condition was worsening, with signs that her heart, kidneys and liver were beginning to seize.

Lungs accounted for 7% of the 40,000 organ transplants in United States of America in 2019 .

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