Lung ultrasound profile after cardiopulmonary bypass in paediatric cardiac surgery: first experience in a simple cohort.

@article{Vitale2016LungUP,
  title={Lung ultrasound profile after cardiopulmonary bypass in paediatric cardiac surgery: first experience in a simple cohort.},
  author={Vincenzo Vitale and Zaccaria Ricci and S Gaddi and Giuseppina Aurora Testa and Paolo Tom{\`a} and Paola Cogo},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          598-602
        }
}
Objectives To explore the association between lung ultrasound (LUS) and clinical variables in children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients weighing <20 kg and with an Aristotle score <9, scanned with LUS on postoperative day (POD) 0, 1 and 2. We defined three LUS profiles: profile A: the prevalence of confluent B lines ("white lung"); profile B: the prevalence of B lines and profile C: the prevalence of A lines (normal lung… CONTINUE READING