Baby With Pulmonary Hypertension Becomes Japan’s Youngest Lung Transplant Recipient


A one-year-old girl with pulmonary hypertension has become the youngest patient to receive a double lung transplant in Japan.

MORE: Seven common questions about pediatric pulmonary hypertension. 

According to the Japan Times, the procedure was performed last week at the Okayama University Hospital when a six-year-old boy’s organs became available.

The patient had been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension shortly after birth and had been in intensive care on a respiratory ventilator since. The infant had not been responding to treatment and had been placed on the transplant list in February. We wish her all the best in her recovery.

MORE: What you need to know about pediatric pulmonary hypertension. 

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