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Author Neema, P. K. ♦ Varma, P. K. ♦ Manikandan, Sethuraman ♦ Rathod, Ramesh Chandra
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Respiratory Tract Diseases ♦ Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases ♦ Therapeutics ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Critical Care
Abstract Acute lung collapse during open-heart surgery may potentially lead to problems such as inadequate gas exchange, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, increased afterload to the right ventricle, and difficulty in weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Therefore, expansion of the lungs is ensured prior to separation from CPB. We report the inability to manually expand a chronically collapsed lung during the repair of ascending aortic aneurysm. The collapsed lung did not pose difficulty in separation from CPB and in blood gas management during the perioperative period. We discuss perioperative management issues in such situations.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Annals of cardiac anaesthesia
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 2
Page Count 98
Starting Page 22
Ending Page 119