PHOENIX (AP) — Arthur Sanchez's memories of his monthslong hospital stays are hazy but he hasn't forgotten how it felt when COVID-19 took away his ability to breathe.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who last month became the nation's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery...
Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus.
Northwestern Medicine on Thursday announced the procedure, which took place...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Doctors in Vietnam are hoping to perform a lung transplant to save the life of a British pilot and keep him from becoming the Southeast Asian nation's first coronavirus...
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said...
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping.
MONACO (AP) — Sharing their memories of Niki Lauda, Formula One drivers spoke fondly of the former champion's straight-talking manner and the "amazing" legacy he left by overcoming a...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Evelyn Morgas lost her 40-year-old daughter to a stroke in 2015, but she said she feels like she's hugging her again every time she embraces the Utah man who received her...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 12-year-old Oklahoma girl is the 500th young heart transplant recipient at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University Heart Center.
KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — It started with a cough that would not go away.
"I was ignoring it," Dawn Burke said.
Then came two bouts of pneumonia, one month apart. Tests led to a stunning diagnosis: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a disease that scars the lungs for unknown reasons.
Burke, a longtime Keyport resident, never smoked or had prolonged exposure to dangerous chemicals. Now she faced an irreversible, worsening condition. In September 2017, she joined the waiting list for a lung transplant.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has serenaded a Kansas high school senior who is hospitalized in St. Louis while awaiting a second double-lung transplant.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Niki Lauda hopes to be back working with Mercedes soon as he continues his recovery from a lung transplant.
The three-time Formula One champion appeared cheerful as he posted a message on the Mercedes team's Twitter account on Saturday.
Speaking softly but clearly, Lauda says "the important message is I will be there soon" before thanking all his fans for the "unbelievable" support he has received.
VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda has been released from a Vienna hospital nearly three months after undergoing a lung transplant.
The Vienna General Hospital says the 69-year-old Lauda left on Wednesday "in good general condition." It says he must still spend several weeks in rehabilitation.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — After receiving his second double lung transplant last year, just getting out of a chair took a lot out of Paul Thibodeaux.
His weight fell to 108 pounds and he was on oxygen 24 hours a day with 12-percent lung function.
Not only did the Thibodaux Police narcotics agent make a full recovery and return to duty in April he participated in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, which were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, last month.
VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna hospital where Niki Lauda underwent a lung transplant last week says the three-time Formula One champion is breathing without assistance and his condition is improving.
The 69-year-old Austrian received a new lung last Thursday after what the Vienna General Hospital has called a "serious lung illness."
The hospital says Lauda was fully conscious 24 hours after the operation and is making "very satisfactory" progress and "all organs are functioning well."
VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant.
The Vienna General Hospital says the operation was performed Thursday because of a "serious lung illness." It didn't give more specific details in a brief statement and said the 69-year-old Austrian's family would make no public comment.
Lauda won the Formula One title in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
SENOIA, Ga. (AP) — Amy Majors can only move 50 feet within the confines of her Senoia home.
Although if the 33-year-old single mother woman stretches far enough, she can reach the carport, where she wistfully watches her young son Michael play outdoors.
Majors is tethered to an oxygen tank 24 hours a day, connected by a tube that is a thin lifeline between her existence and an almost certain death.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Following a second double lung transplant, a Thibodaux Police officer is back on duty.
After undergoing his first double lung transplant in 2015, Paul Thibodeaux thought he was on a road to recovery.
"I thought it went great," the 35-year-old law enforcement veteran said. "I was good for a while."
Then Thibodeaux's health took a turn for the worse at the end of January 2017 when he caught a virus.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Katelyn Strube-Bohaty remembers when her doctor first mentioned a double lung transplant.
She would probably have only a year to live without the transplant, she was told.
It was four years later before she decided to go ahead with the transplant. What drove her to the decision was a desire for a "fairytale wedding" and a life with her fiancé, she told The Wichita Eagle .
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Danica Stockwell spent the majority of the first two and a half years of her life in hospitals. Medical personnel have been available to her. Now she is getting a donated flight to Houston so she can stay in the battle for her life.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Myers of Roseburg can breathe easier now that a double lung transplant has given her a new lease on life.
Cystic fibrosis was taking away her ability to breathe, and she got to the point where she was going to need the life-saving procedure to survive.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 4-year-old Mandan girl in need of a double lung transplant has landed in Houston, Texas with her parents thanks to private donors.
Danica Stockwell is unable to fly commercial because of her lung disease and weakened immune system and needed to be evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston before she can be placed on its transplant waiting list.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An opera singer still performing after two double lung transplants has debuted a song she wrote to pay tribute to the immigrant roots of her more recent donor.
Lung Transplant Recipient Sings With Donor’s Kid
PLOVER, Wis. (AP) — A two-year-old boy from Plover has a new chance at life after undergoing a double lung transplant.
Family members say Roland Raabe was born with a rare lung disorder that required him to use a ventilator. The Raabe family temporarily moved to St. Louis where they expected to wait months for a donor. But, after seven weeks, the family received the phone call they were waiting for.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A man who was denied a lung transplant at the University of Utah because marijuana was found in his system has died after suffering complications from recent surgery.
Reports say 20-year-old Riley Hancey of Park City died Saturday from complications with his double lung transplant at the University of Pennsylvania hospital.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Blue-haired Angelique Sanborn has quite the support system. While Sanborn was in surgery receiving a double lung transplant in March, her family members each dyed a streak of their hair blue, to surprise her when she awoke in the ICU.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care.
Monday's study suggests access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role in the survival gap. And it comes as Congress debates health legislation that could roll back Medicaid, a safety net for about half of children and a third of adults with the lung-destroying disease.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Caryn Durbin has gotten plenty of birthday presents in her lifetime, but picking the best one is easy.
The Joplin resident awoke at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Nov. 14, her 30th birthday, after a bilateral lung transplant surgery that began the day before to find she had received several gifts in one.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Banner-University Medical Center Tucson is once again certified to offer adult lung transplants.
The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/2es6io1 ) that prior to the hospital's recent certification the closest place for Southern Arizona residents to receive lung transplants was Phoenix. The hospital resumed performing lung transplants in 2015, but needed to perform 10 operations to regain federal certification.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Lehi resident Steve Bailey went to the gym with his wife, Merity, to walk the track. For Steve, who has the genetic condition alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, even just going to the gym and having energy to walk was a marked difference from earlier months.
After doing some walking, Steve said he felt like he needed to run the last lap, something he hadn't done in five or six years since he started having difficulty breathing, a symptom of alpha-1.