Bronchospasm after cardiopulmonary bypass in a heart-lung transplant recipient

E. S. Casella, L. S. Humphrey

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Abstract

The development of severe bronchospasm, which delays separation from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), has been previously reported in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. These patients responded to conventional treatment for bronchospasm and subsequently did well. We report a case of severe bronchospasm in the denervated lung of a heart-lung transplant recipient, which not only made separation from CPB extremely difficult, but remained a serious clinical problem for the remainder of the patient's hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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