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Anesthesia for the Patient with a Previous Lung Transplant

  • Maureen ChengEmail author
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Abstract

Post lung transplantation, patients have an altered physiology which predisposes them to adverse respiratory events during the perioperative period. Anesthetic concerns include allograft function and airway complications, consequences of immunosuppression, impact of surgery on airway management, and interference with lung function. For patients who have undergone single lung transplants, the effects of the differing compliances in the native and transplanted lung must be taken into account during positive-pressure ventilation.

Keywords

Lung Ventilation Transplant Nerve Pulmonary function 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CarePapworth Hospital, Papworth EverardCambridgeUK

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