Made the first transplantation of lungs from vaping

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2019-11-14 20:00:09

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Made the first transplantation of lungs from vaping

Conducted the first ever lung transplant due to vaping

In 2019 among fans of electronic cigarettes or so-called "wapow" has spread the mysterious disease. Young people who are treated in US hospitals, complained of shortness of breath, chest pains, and nausea, and on examination the doctor found traces similar to burns. At the moment, is considered to be contained in the composition of liquids for vaping sticky substance called acetate vitamin E. effective method of treatment of a mysterious illness do not exist and your only option is transplantation of lungs from donors. In the Hospital recently named Henry Ford the American state of Michigan was the first transplant that saved the life of a 17-year-old.

According to reports , he was admitted to hospital on 5 September and after a week his condition deteriorated to such an extent that it had to be connected to the ventilator. A week later he was transferred to Children's hospital of Michigan and connected to the apparatus for maintaining the heart and other organs. When the teenager was close to death, the doctors decided to add it to the list on the waiting to receive a donor lung, where because of its deplorable condition the guy rose to the top ranks. In the end, the donor lungs were finally received and 15 October, a 6-hour operation to transplant them.

Effects of Smoking vaping

According to carried out the operation the surgeon Hassan Nemeh, for his 20 years of practice he had not seen so terrible lung condition in humans. The patient's lungs were covered with scars and dead tissue, and because of their hardness, the surgeon and his assistants had trouble getting them out of the chest. This operation highlighted the dangers of vaping, which is especially popular among high school students. At the moment there are more than 2000 cases, about 40 of which proved fatal.

The hospital in which the surgery was performed, did not reveal the names of the patient and their parents. However, they conveyed the words of the relatives, who described him as an athlete with pretty good health. His condition deteriorated after treatment in hospital with symptoms . Family members hope that what happened in the case of well illuminate the danger of vaping and show you how can drive this hobby.

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At the moment, from the day of the surgery, it took about a month and it is known that the teenager was on the mend. He's already walking on her own and eats food, preparing for long-term rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the donor lungs it is unlikely you will live many years, because the practice shows that the duration of life with other people's light an average of about 7 years. However, there are cases when patients lived more than 20 years. The family of the teenager hoped that with technological progress, the teenager will live a long and happy life.

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The Surgeon Hassan Nemeh, in turn, announced that death from vaping is a preventable tragedy. According to him, this pointless modern teenagers need to fight. However, at the moment, scientists must carefully study the effects mentioned in the beginning of the article, acetate of vitamin E. At the moment we know that it is used in liquids for vaping as a thickener and lingers in the lungs.

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