Ontario man believed to be 1st Canadian with COVID-destroyed lungs to get double transplant – CBC

Timothy Sauvé, 61, was physically fit and had no comorbidities before falling ill

Apr 12, 2021

Timothy Sauvé was brushing his teeth one morning in December when he was hit by a dizzy spell that knocked him off his feet.

The 61-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., didn’t expect that to be the first sign of a coronavirus infection. But within days he had developed a fever, experienced breathlessness in his sleep, and was rushed to hospital with a deteriorating condition that eventually required a double lung transplant.

Physicians at the University Health Network in Toronto believe Sauvé was the first person in Canada to receive a double lung transplant after contracting COVID-19.

Sauvé, a healthy, physically fit man before he contracted the virus, saw the infection wreak havoc on his lungs over his two-month stay in the intensive care units of two Toronto-area hospitals.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-double-lung-transplant-canada-ontario-1.5983712

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