Tag: Ramsey Hachem MD

New lungs, new life

New lungs, new life

In November 2015, Steve Nix, then 46, started feeling tired all the time and had difficulty catching his breath, but he considered these things minor problems and didn’t think much about them. Then his symptoms got much worse and couldn’t be ignored.
Nix says he reached a point when he couldn’t complete even the easiest

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Lung transplant program celebrates 25 years

Lung transplant program celebrates 25 years

Today marks a major milestone for the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center’s lung transplant program. On July 17, 1988, the program performed its first successful adult lung transplant.
The program is one of the world’s largest, with surgeons completing more than 1,280 lung transplants to date. It’s been a national leader and innovator in

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