Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife hopes he can get double lung transplant after coronavirus complications
The wife of Broadway star Nick Cordero is hopeful her husband will be able to get a double lung transplant following complications that stemmed from his battle with coronavirus.Cordero has been hospitalized for a little more than three months. He has since tested negative for COVID-19 and is no longer in a medically induced coma, but is unable to move his body because his muscles have atrophied, wife Amanda Kloots told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday.Kloots said a double lung transplant for Cordero is the “ultimate, ultimate goal.”“We think that that is most likely the possibility,” Kloots told...
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Illinois man, 30, is believed to be first lung transplant survivor to receive COVID-19 plasma and recover
CHICAGO — Although he received a double lung transplant last year, when Edgardo Diaz became sick with COVID-19 in April, he showed no fear.“I wasn’t scared,” said the 30-year-old Oak Forest resident. “I’ve been through worse.”Diaz has cystic fibrosis, a disorder that causes damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs. He has learned to stay calm when faced with medical challenges.Now, Diaz is what University of Chicago Medicine doctors believe to be the first lung transplant patient in the world to receive plasma and recover from COVID-19.Called convalescent plasma, blood is taken f...
Woman on the brink of death receives first known double lung transplant due to COVID-19 in US
CHICAGO — Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Friday performed the first known double lung transplant in the United States for a COVID-19 patient whose lungs were severely damaged by the disease, saving the woman in her 20s from almost certain death.Speaking outside of the Prentice Women’s Hospital on Thursday, the doctors called the surgery a “milestone” in care for patients who are critically ill from the virus which has killed more than 6,000 people in Illinois. The hospital has already received calls from across the country about the procedure.At least two other transplants have b...