Anesthesia for Lung Transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Perioperative management of patients undergoing lung transplantation is challenging and requires constant communication among the surgical, anesthesia, perfusion, and nursing teams. Although all aspects of anesthetic management are important, certain intraoperative strategies (mechanical ventilation, fluid management, extracorporeal mechanical support deployment) have tremendous impact on the subsequent evolution of the lung transplant recipient, especially with respect to allograft function, and should be carefully considered. This review highlights some of the intraoperative anesthetic challenges and opportunities during lung transplantation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nicoara, A; Anderson-Dam, J

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 473 - 489

PubMed ID

  • 28784221

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-2275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.anclin.2017.05.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States