(NEWS A) – A man in California spittle part of his lungs when he was treated for chronic heart failure, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The surgeons of San Francisco Medical Center in California They presented the case of a 36-year-old man who had a pacemaker in case his heart was completely blocked.
However, during the first week in the hospital, the man cleared blood, sputtered and, at one point, coughing loudly, he cast out unchanged bronchial wood before he died next week, Daily Mail said.
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The report explains that their heart has an ejection fraction (EF), the blood that pumps the left ventricle with each contraction is 20 percent. The normal EF is between 50 and 75 percent.
In addition, he had bilateral aortic stenosis. Once the blood is pumped from the left ventricle, it passes through the aortic valve to circulate in the body.
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This valve usually has three cylinders or a valve, but the dual basal aortic valve is a congenital defect in which the valve has only two folds.
In these cases, the valve should be replaced at an early age.
In the case of the patient, they have replaced the valve with a bioprosthetic valve that is made of tissue from animal donors such as calves.
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The patient was immediately intubated and the doctors performed bronchoscopy, which allowed doctors to monitor the lungs and the airway.
They found that the man had a small amount of blood in the basilar branches, supplying oxygen-rich blood from the right lower lobe.
Two days later the man pulled out his tube and had no more coughing with blood or mucus.
But only a week later, the patient died of complications of heart failure, mainly due to volume overload when there is a lot of fluid in the blood and low heart rate, which is when there is a small amount of blood that the heart pumps through the blood. blood system.