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Lungs Damaged by COVID-19, Young Woman Receives Double-Lung Transplant

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Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago announced Thursday they've performed the first successful double-lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient in the United States.

The woman in her 20s was otherwise healthy but developed a severe case of COVID-19 that resulted in hospitalization says Dr. Ankit Bharat, Northwestern's chief of thoracic surgery.

"As a result of the COVID, she had formed these cavities inside the lung, and those cavities had become infected, and that bacteria was driving sepsis," Bharat says.

Bharat says they determined a double-lung transplant was her only chance of survival.

Read in its entirety: 1st-Known U.S. Lung Transplant For COVID-19 Patient Performed In Chicago

The picture of one lung removed is amazing.

I hope this young lady can recover and live a very long and happy life.