Covid-19 patient saved by Lung transplant in Austria
For the first time in Austria and in Europe, doctors treated a patient with coronavirus with a lung transplant and saved him from death.
Iran Press/Europe: The first lung transplant in Europe in a patient with coronavirus, who was no longer likely to survive, was successfully performed last Monday at the Medical University Clinic at the General Hospital of Vienna, as officially announced today.
Two similar transplants have been performed so far in China alone, but there has been no transfer of relevant know-how, but doctors in Vienna have relied on their own experience, as the Austrian capital, with at least 100 lung transplants a year – and more than 2,000 to date – including Toronto, Cleveland and Hanover, among the largest related programs worldwide.
The 45-year-old patient, who had no previous illness and was in critical condition, had contracted the coronavirus eight weeks ago and her deteriorating condition had recently worsened due to total lung failure, leading to the decision to be “extremely complicated but urgently needed.” transplantation as a last resort.