How are patients monitored during lung transplantation?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: Bryan A Whitson, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM  more...
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An understanding of the physiology of the various lung transplant recipients with different disease states leads to greater insight into perioperative ventilator management. All lung transplantation procedures should be performed with CPB available on standby.

Continuous hemodynamic monitoring, oximetry, and ventricular function assessment by transesophageal echocardiography is performed intraoperatively.


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