Prevention of Pulmonary Edema after Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery with Mini-Thoracotomy Using Neutrophil Elastase Inhibitor.

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PURPOSE Unilateral re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is a rare but one of the most critical complications that may occur after re-expansion of a collapsed lung after minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) with mini-thoracotomy. METHODS We performed a total of 40 consecutive patients with MICS by right mini-thoracotomy with single-lung ventilation… (More)
DOI: 10.5761/atcs.oa.17-00102

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