Inhaled iloprost in lung transplantation: can it avoid extracorporeal circulation in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension?

@article{Winterhalter2006InhaledII,
  title={Inhaled iloprost in lung transplantation: can it avoid extracorporeal circulation in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension?},
  author={Michael Winterhalter and Andr{\'e} Luiz Simon and Stefan Fischer and Clemens Gras and Janusz Zuk and Siegfried Piepenbrock and Martin Strueber},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          716-8
        }
}
i i c m o q c m p t t d t UNG TRANSPLANTATION (LTx) is performed for a variety of end-stage lung diseases and the outcome has mproved over the past decade.1 Even though most centers try o avoid the use of extracorporeal circulation (ECC) for LTx, ome centers prefer ECC in the majority of their transplants. he authors increasingly perform LTx without use of ECC if easible to avoid the known complications associated with CC, such as leukocyte and thrombocyte activation, release of asoactive… CONTINUE READING

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