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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Fellow Case Report Slide: Cardiothoracic Surgery |

Severe, Rapidly Reversible Hypoxemia in the Early Period After a Bilateral Lung Transplant

Ankur Mishra, MD
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University of Iowa, Fargo, ND


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):46A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.053
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Cardiothoracic Surgery

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

INTRODUCTION: A 63 year old female recipient of a bilateral lung transplant was clinically stable after extubation on post-op day 1. Early on the post-op day 2 she became hypertensive and was started on nicardipine infusion. Following this she developed rapidly worsening, severe hypoxemic respiratory failure on high flow nasal cannula with an estimated PaO2/FIO2 dropped from 207 to 69.

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