Henry Ford Health System believes it is the first in the country to perform a double-lung transplant for a patient due to a life-threatening vaping illness.
The seventeen-year-old was placed at the top of the transplant waiting list after doctors declared him incredibly close to death. Thanks to the team of doctors at Henry Ford, the teen is alive and recovering well.
“Patients who have double lung transplants have a median survival of seven years after surgery, but the boy’s doctors anticipate he may be able to beat those odds,” states NBC News.
Henry Ford has been providing world-class care to Southeast Michigan residents for over one hundred years. Medical professionals continue to innovate and push boundaries to provide the best care for patients. Detroit’s Level 1 Trauma Center is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment.