First Successful Costa Rican Lung Transplant Procedure

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Doctors at a hospital in San Jose successfully performed the first lung transplant in Costa Rica to a man who suffers from a degenerative disease.

    The procedure was performed Monday at the Calderon Guardia Hospital in San José, a 26 year-old man who due to illness needed to be connected to an oxygen machine to breathe to stay alive.

    Hospital doctors told local media that the patient, whose identity was not released, that he waited for three years for a donor is in stable condition and recovering well after surgery.

    The transplanted lung belonged to a woman who died and whose family decided to donate her organs.

    This is the first lung transplant is performed in Costa Rica and the procedure was conducted by a team of five doctors over about ten hours. (EFE)

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