The man, dying of heart failure, coughs a blood clot shaped like a passage of the lungs.
A 36-year-old man suffering from chronic heart failure shocked doctors when he sent a blood clot similar to the bronchial tree in his right liver at the end of November.
Georg Wuessalealer, a transplant and a lung surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, told the Atlantic: "We were surprised, this is a curiosity you can not imagine – I mean, it's very, very, very rare."
In the New England Journal of Medicine, the man is a MKB patient at the San Francisco University Medical Center, who is being treated for heart failure in the final phase.
During the patient's hospitalization week, the person had recurring episodes of coughing that progressed to a terminal cough when he suddenly expelled the unusual blood clot.
Once the oxygen is delivered through the tube, the man's cough ceases two days later, which leads to the removal of the tube. Unfortunately, although the cough ceased, his health turned to the worse.
Despite the doctor's best efforts and the help of the ventricular device, the man died of heart failure a week later.
The source of information in this article is largely provided by the article in the New England Journal of Medicine.