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August 4, 2016

Mayo Clinic’s First Lung Transplant Recipient in Florida Makes Most of Every Moment for 15 Years and Counting

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When Richard Oppelt arrived at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus in early 2001, his lung capacity was minimal – only 21 percent of what it should have been. A sandblaster for 24 years, Richard, from Melbourne, Florida, had developed silicosis, a lung disease caused by breathing in silica dust, which can damage the lining of the […]

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Kellar, Florida Campus, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Silicosis


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