Bridge to lung transplantation with the novel pumpless interventional lung assist device NovaLung.

@article{Fischer2006BridgeTL,
  title={Bridge to lung transplantation with the novel pumpless interventional lung assist device NovaLung.},
  author={Stefan Fischer and Andr{\'e} Ruediger Simon and Tobias Welte and Marius M Hoeper and Anna Meyer and Rene Tessmann and Bernhard Gohrbandt and Jens Gottlieb and Axel Haverich and Martin Strueber},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={131 3},
  pages={719-23}
}
BACKGROUND Worsening of lung failure in patients awaiting a lung transplantation might lead to ventilation-refractory hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis. Most transplant centers consider pretransplantation extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a contraindication for lung transplantation because of the poor outcome. We have, for the first time, applied the novel pumpless interventional lung assist NovaLung for bridge to lung transplantation in patients with severe ventilation-refractory… CONTINUE READING