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.
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.
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