Doctors in Michigan said they had performed the world's first lung transplant for a patient with vape-induced lung injury.
Earlier, a team of health workers from Henry Ford Hospital of Detroit said the patient was a 17-year-old young man who had undergone transplant surgery for about 6 hours in a row.
The teenager's family described the unnamed patient as an athlete in perfect health before he was hospitalized in early September with an appearance of pneumonia. In a few weeks, this guy's condition became seriously alarming.
There is a large amount of inflamed and scarred areas along with many dead tissue spots in the lungs when vaping.
After falling ill, the teenager was first admitted to St. Petersburg hospital. John. The problem of shortness of breath quickly gets worse with the patient in the following days. Even when moving to Michigan, patients are forced to connect to a special device to keep the heart and lungs working.
"What I've seen in his lungs I've seen before and I've done lung transplants for the first time in 20 years involves vape. There's a large number of inflamed areas and scars with lots of spots. dead tissue , ' said Hassan Nemeh, a direct surgeon.
However, for privacy reasons Nemeh and the other doctors involved in the transplant refused to reveal what the teen used in vape-related products when he developed symptoms.
Currently, after nearly a month of successful surgery, the patient is recovering well although it is still very weak.