As I prepare this post...I really don’t have the heart to read the story, he’s 36 and coughing up half a foot of blood? Bro, either way this can’t be good...is he a smoker, is he sick? Who knows... Cantara sent it to me me on Friday... okay, let’s give it a shot.
Ok. I skimmed it, gross, but sadly, it’s not a merry Christmas miracle... at the bottom of the page... it says the guy died... but the consensus is that he coughed up the clot shaped exactly like the airway it was blocking. Surgeon says this is astonishing and very very very rare. You can read the entire study by the New England Journal of Medicine here.