What is included in postoperative fluid management following 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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The goal of fluid management after lung transplantation is to minimize edema formation in the transplanted lung while maintaining adequate cardiac function. The effects of ischemia and reperfusion injury and the absence of lymphatics all may contribute to the development of pulmonary edema. Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure should be kept as low as possible after surgery, without compromising ventricular preload and cardiac output.

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