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Rare, risky, and complex, lung transplants for COVID-19 survivors save, but change, lives

For a few COVID-19 survivors, people with lungs so scarred they can barely draw a breath,a lung transplant is the last hope.

The surgery, “medically the most complex procedure that can be done,” said Ankit Bharat, a Chicago-area transplant surgeon who pioneered its use to save COVID-19 patients, is available only to a few.

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