Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome after cardiopulmonary bypass.

@article{Asimakopoulos1999LungIA,
  title={Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome after cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={George Asimakopoulos and Phillip L. Smith and C P Ratnatunga and K. M. Taylor},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={1107-15}
}
Cardiopulmonary bypass is often followed by pulmonary dysfunction as assessed by measuring the alveolar-arterial oxygenation gradient, intrapulmonary shunt, degree of pulmonary edema, pulmonary compliance, and pulmonary vascular resistance. It is also regarded as a risk factor for development of acute respiratory distress syndrome. On the other hand, cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with a whole body inflammatory response, which involves activation of complement, leukocytes, and endothelial… CONTINUE READING

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