Is hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction important during single lung ventilation in the lateral decubitus position?


Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) has not been demonstrated in human single lung anaesthesia in the lateral decubitus position (LDP). The purpose of this study was to determine whether (1) HPV occurs in the non-dependent, non-ventilated lung, and (2) if the infusion of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) inhibits HPV. During intravenous anaesthesia the… (More)