A video shows the lungs of a man who had been asymptomatic a few days earlier. Now, the patient has coronavirus and his lungs are failing to function properly. A hospital in Washington, DC recently released a 3D video of the patient's lungs.
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.(CNN)A video shows the lungs of a man who had been asymptomatic a few days earlier. Now, the patient has Covid-19 and his lungs are failing to function properly, said Dr. Keith Mortman, the chief of thoracic surgery at George Washington University Hospital. The Washington, D.C., hospital recently released a 3D video of the coronavirus patient's lungs. The imagery shows extensive damage to the lungs of a generally healthy 59-year-old male with high blood pressure, Mortman said. Since becoming seriously ill, the patient requires a ventilator to help him breathe, but even on the highest setting, it's not enough. He also needs another machine that circulates and then oxygenates his blood, Mortman said."This is not a 70, 80-year-old immunosuppressed, diabetic patient," Mortman said."Other than high blood pressure, he has no other significant medical issues. This is a guy who's minding his own business and gets it ... If we were to repeat the 360VR images now, that is one week later, there is a chance that the infection and inflammatory process could be worse." Here's why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take noteAreas marked in yellow on the video represent infected and inflamed parts of the lung, Mortman said. When the lungs encounter a viral infection, the organ will start to seal the virus off. From the scan, it is clear that the damage isn't localized to a single area, but instead covers massive swaths of both lungs, showing how rapidly and aggressively the infection can take hold, even in younger patients. A patient with healthy lungs would have no yellow on the scan, he said.Read MoreThe patient remains in critical condition in the ICU."For these patients who essentially present in progressive respiratory failure, the damage to the lungs is rapid and widespread (as evidenced in the VR video)," Mortman said in an email."Unfortunately, once damaged to this degree, the lungs can take a long time to heal. For approximately 2-4% (depending on which numbers you believe) of patients with Covid-19, the damage is irreversible and they will succumb to the disease."These states have implemented stay-at-home orders. Here's what that means for you The coronavirus is primarily respiratory in nature. It"gets into the mucus membranes, and then it's in the lung. The way the body tries to control that is with inflammation," Mortman said. The yellow marks both infection and inflammation."So you get this pretty strong inflammatory process in the lungs in the body's attempt to control the infection," Mortman said.Inflammation prevents the lungs from being able to oxygenate the blood and to remove carbon dioxide. That would cause a patient to gasp, or inhale a lot of air to balance the oxygen and carbon dioxide levelsNew Orleans-area coronavirus cases see alarming spike as governor requests major disaster declarationThe images suggest that the words to describe common symptoms -- coughing and shortness of breath -- can't really capture the impact of the virus on the body.In some people, Mortman said, the damage will be irreversible -- making it imperative that Americans heed advice on social distancing and self-isolation. "I want people to see this and understand what this can do," Mortman said."People need to take this seriously."The hospital typically uses the CT imaging technology that produced the video for cancer screenings and to plan surgeries. But for the first time, the technology has now been applied to fighting the novel coronavirus. Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. "A lot of us, we are walking in the dark with this," Mortman said."So we want to understand it as best we can. This was our first patient, but I am sure he is the first of what will likely become many in the coming weeks." Read more: CNN
COVID-19 is called 'American Virus' now👀👀 Looks about as real as the 'Blue Marble' image of earth. Or any NASA image. Keep your cartoons.. Que vírus maldito 😱 katsuyatakasu I pray to God that my life doesn’t become shorter at 33 with damaged lungs that turned into asthma as a little kid. If you only treat SARS caused by COVID-19 with a ventilator, it will permanently scar the lungs. Try using intermittent nebulizer treatments as well. Try it and it will work.
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May God help us from this deadly disease
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'59-year-old male with high blood pressure...Other than high blood pressure, he has no other significant medical issues' So, Immunodeficiency? BTW did his doctor prescribe any therapy drugs, maybe try hydroxychloroquine? Just a thought.. Show a lungs of one of the 60,000 flu deaths. Running/walking, biking, etc more important during a crises. Drinking, over eating, and isolation not healthy. Purely scientific CDC guidelines to flatten curve and reduce spread does not consider the unintended consequences, both economic and physical.
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JJT_Journalist Jesus take the wheel Did this scan require contrast fluid? Because I read a doctor’s account that utilizing contrast in CT scans can worsen a coronavirus patient’s condition. Wonder how it's going to be compared to Snoop Dogg's. 😳🙈 The man is 59 years old and “generally healthy,” but has high blood pressure. You could include that in the tweet instead of blatant fear mongering.
I guess I need some 3D glasses. Those lungs look pretty to me. Damn that looks painful nd unhealthy terrific This is what POTUS has done to our country.
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'a man' being who exactly? yes.. the nature of this virus is that it seems to lay undetected by the immune system and then rages suddenly. Wow it doesn't look good. We most find a cure for this deadly disease coronavirus asap. Before we all run out of breath. And lose our life. Because of this deadly virus. And I fill sorry for those people who smoke cigarettes. Because they will have it worse. God bless America 😷
You state, “The imagery shows extensive damage to the lungs of a generally healthy 59-year-old male with high blood pressure.” I assume if he had high blood pressure he’s on blood pressure medicine (BPM). To be truly credible, this is something you should include... This is ingesting fear again. Or else, Do you have to stress on if people have to take it seriously after so many months?
Well how about that. I posted a comment to CNN that they needed to show us the x-rays because a lot of the info that they tell us is just made up. And they post a video. Good for you CNN. It makes me want to believe that you actually care. Now we understand why the calls for more ventilators, once on them you're on them for a long while (weeks in some cases). Absolutely, horrifying.
Incredible video showing how this virus can and does damage the lungs. Really scary! odibro The clinical applications for these 3d reconstructions are exactly zero. They only serve for public relations and grant requests.
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andylassner Yikes...inflammation and gross buggy germs attacking healthy lungs. MinorityisM This is medical jargon for ' this virus is some scary shit, yo.' Thank you for the visual. It really gives people something to look forward to. nytimes NYGovCuomo On website NIAIDNews we are observing Director Dr. Fauci interviews, BUT we are not seeing Dr. Taunbenberger participation on alive patients investigations and necropsy investigations - lung alterations caused by COVID19 Please, we need experts.🙏
Sadly, the gentleman didn’t survive but his family hopes that his death will not be in vain and that this image may help doctors to prevent further deaths. Please pray fo his family. thanks😢 Basically their body producing to many antibodies In rare cases, your body may begin to produce too much IgM. When this happens, your blood will become thicker. This is known as hyperviscosity, and it makes it difficult for all of your organs and tissues to function properly
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SocialControl Definitely, not a 'flu,' or a 'car crash.'
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Is only God that can heal this monster illness. is he a smoker ? Classical flu complications such as this usually leads to the lungs not 'functioning properly'. Aside from inciting panic what's the aim of this 'news' 'article'? CNN scaring the hell out of Americans over at Fox they're going over the data and possible cures coming up and hope for Americans I see why the difference in news ratings
hi I call bullshit. They mainly like downplaying this virus to make it look less threatening.
The cure is the HYSSOP PLANT according to the book of exodus 12:22 Melissa_mh26 como lo ves Yeah.. flu does that too.. pneumonia, ARDS, etc are things you can develop from any number of lung infections and all can cause permanent scarring if severe enough. Correct me if im wrong.. FakeNewsCNN Facts have not been confirmed !
This isn't news, just more fear mongering sensationalism! Oof Trump: 'Just a flu, go back to work.'🤔 He’s got the Trump Virus. Speedy recovery!🙏
god help us With 6 weeks notice, MAGA has more Corona cases than China who had no notice, a coverup and 4 times the people. WTF! Wowwwwww If you had an ounce of credibility left I’d read the article. Since I’m smart, I can believe NOTHING you publish. Journalism is dead. jaketapper I wonder if the “Vapors” were actually just contracting Coronavirus?
jaketapper So because this is a viral infection, antibiotic is worthless to reverse the infection correct? I just took a ZPACK for respiratory issues, and I am doing much better. I dont think I had corona..I think I had seasonal allergies run a muck.. jaketapper Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people globally (7% of the population) and results in about 4 million deaths per year.
Again - this is NOT THE FLU. Thanks, China. Fear Mongering, Trump Hating, Anti-America CNN At It Again Trump2020 EnemyOfThePeople ThursdayThoughts thursdaymorning COVID CoronaVirusChallenge ChinaLiedPeopleDied
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