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.

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    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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