First double lung transplant patient injured by vaping shares story to save others
The teen who had a double lung transplant after a vaping-related injury is sharing his story in hopes to inspire others – particularly teens – to stop vaping and seek alternatives for a healthier and happier life. Daniel Ament was 16 years old when Henry Ford Health System Cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr. Hassan Nemeh and his team at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute performed the transplant on Oct. 15, 2019 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. It is thought to be the first double lung transplant in the world for a patient suffering what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls EVALI, or E-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury.
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