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Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery - Lung Transplantation

Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery - Lung Transplantation is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Lung transplantation is performed for end-stage nonmalignant lung disease. The most common indications are severe emphysema, α1-antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Specific operations include living-related lobar lung transplant (LRLLTx), single-lung transplant (SLTx), double-lung transplant (DLTx), sequential SLTx, and combined heart–lung transplantation. The etiology of the lung disease usually dictates the specific operation to be performed and the likelihood that CPB will be required. Furthermore, the patient's position depends on the incision required for adequate surgical exposure (lateral decub/thoracotomy for SLTx and clamshell incision/supine for DLTx or LRLLTx). Hence, knowing the patient's preoperative diagnosis will suggest the required approach. Patients will have undergone preoperative counseling, exercise and cardiac testing, and a conditioning program along with other assessments outlined in section I. Because the optimal donor ischemic time is less than 4 hours, time is of the essence.

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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery - Lung Transplantation." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728283/all/Anesthesia_for_Thoracic_Surgery___Lung_Transplantation.
Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery - Lung Transplantation. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728283/all/Anesthesia_for_Thoracic_Surgery___Lung_Transplantation. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery - Lung Transplantation. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728283/all/Anesthesia_for_Thoracic_Surgery___Lung_Transplantation
Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery - Lung Transplantation [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728283/all/Anesthesia_for_Thoracic_Surgery___Lung_Transplantation.
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