First Things First (assess & treat for the following)
- Single- vs. double-lumen ETT
- Double-lumen tube (DLT) usually changed to single-lumen one at end of case
- IF DLT remains, there may be concern for airway edema.
- Minimize FiO2, PEEP to keep SaO2 >92%.
- Transplanted lungs are prone to edema.
- Often support with vasoactive drugs is needed.
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