3D video shows damage coronavirus does to lungs


(NBC) – The community is getting its first look at the damage the coronavirus is doing to a patient’s lungs.

In the video player above, Thoracic Surgeon Keith Mortman at George Washington University Hospital shows how the infection spreads through the lungs of a 59-year-old COVID-19 male patient.

Mortman said the patient went to the hospital due to shortness of breath and is currently in critical condition. He was placed on a ventilator to help him breathe but Mortman said it wasn’t enough, even at the highest setting.

As a result, he also requires a second machine that would circulate and oxygenate his blood.

The doctor also said the patient’s only other medical problem was high blood pressure.


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