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Anesth Analg. 2009 Aug;109(2):382-5. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181ac5461.

Emergency interventional lung assist for pulmonary hypertension.

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Department of Anesthesia, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. katherine.taylor@sickkids.c

Abstract

We present a 15-yr-old-girl who underwent interventional lung assist via Novalung (Novalung GmbH, Lotzenaecker, Heckingen, Germany) insertion as a bridge to bilateral lung transplantation for pulmonary veno-occlusive disease. This is the first pediatric and smallest patient to receive the device. Central cannulation was chosen to optimize blood flow through the device by enabling larger-sized cannulae in a patient with high pulmonary artery pressure. Novalung provided circulatory support with oxygenation obviating the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation while waiting for lung transplantation.

PMID:
19608807
DOI:
10.1213/ane.0b013e3181ac5461
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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