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Lung volume reduction surgery on extracorporeal life support


Tzafos, Stefanos; Collaud, Stéphane; Wilhelm, Markus; Wieser, Stephan; Weder, Walter; Inci, Ilhan (2017). Lung volume reduction surgery on extracorporeal life support. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 103(2):e115-e117.

Abstract

Lung volume reduction surgery improves exercise tolerance, lung function, and quality of life for selected patients with emphysema. Lung volume reduction surgery is well established for patients in a highly elective setting. It is, however, contraindicated in cases of acute cardiorespiratory failure. We present the case of a patient with severe emphysema who had acute respiratory failure and decompensated cor pulmonale requiring life-saving venovenoarterial extracorporeal life support after admission to the emergency unit. He underwent lung volume reduction surgery with intent to wean from extracorporeal life support. He had complete functional recovery after 4 months.

Abstract

Lung volume reduction surgery improves exercise tolerance, lung function, and quality of life for selected patients with emphysema. Lung volume reduction surgery is well established for patients in a highly elective setting. It is, however, contraindicated in cases of acute cardiorespiratory failure. We present the case of a patient with severe emphysema who had acute respiratory failure and decompensated cor pulmonale requiring life-saving venovenoarterial extracorporeal life support after admission to the emergency unit. He underwent lung volume reduction surgery with intent to wean from extracorporeal life support. He had complete functional recovery after 4 months.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Thoracic Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:February 2017
Deposited On:29 Dec 2017 10:50
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 09:56
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0003-4975
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.07.071
PubMed ID:28109366

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