Cardiac surgery and inhaled nitric oxide: indication and follow-up (2-4 years).


We studied the effect of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) on 80 patients who had undergone cardiac surgery in our center. The indications for receiving NO inhalation and the number of patients were as follows: Pp/Ps > 0.5 for pulmonary hypertension (PH) (n = 32; 21 children and 11 adults), severe PH crisis (n = 9), high pulmonary vascular tone (Glenn pressure more… (More)


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