Lung Transplantation

  • Andrew Roscoe


Preoperative assessment of the underlying diagnosis allows for optimal intraoperative ventilation settings. Preoxygenation and a smooth induction are essential to avoid pulmonary hypertensive crises and acute right ventricular failure. Transesophageal echocardiography is an invaluable tool in the diagnosis and management of intraoperative hemodynamic instability. A fluid restriction strategy is adopted to reduce the risk of low pressure pulmonary edema. Adequate postoperative analgesia is imperative to facilitate extubation, satisfactory sputum clearance, and early mobilization.


Right Ventricular Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Right Ventricular Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Roscoe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaToronto General HospitalTorontoCanada

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