lung transplant

This handout photo provide by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, taken March 5, 2014, shows  Dr. Christian Bermudez of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center checking patient Jon Sacker, who was being treated with an experimental device called the Hemolung that acts like dialysis for lungs.  (AP Photo/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the […]


Girl who got new lungs in Pa. awaits more surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 10-year-old girl who had two adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair her diaphragm. The operation to […]



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