The effectiveness of the "open chest" for the unstable patient after bilateral sequential lung transplantation

Jonathan D'Cunha, Natasha M. Rueth, Birtukan Belew, Cynthia S. Herrington, Marshall I. Hertz, Rosemary F. Kelly, Sara J. Shumway

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Abstract

Respiratory or hemodynamic instability after lung transplantation is one of the most challenging experiences a lung transplant surgeon and anesthesiologist face. We used an "open chest" approach as a feasible modality for managing these difficult patients. In this single-institution review of patients managed with this technique, we report the criteria for consideration, technical aspects, and overall effectiveness of this peri-operative strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)894-897
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • lung transplantation
  • open chest
  • primary graft dysfunction
  • unstable transplant patients

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