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Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Jul;2(2):175-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-2069.58326.

Flash pulmonary edema in a post arterial switch operation - High flow oxygen as a treatment modality.

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Department of Pediatric Cardiac Sciences, Narayan Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, India.


We report a case of a 3-year-old boy who underwent an arterial switch operation with relief of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and later presented with recurrent episodes of flash pulmonary edema. High-flow humidified oxygen with positive pressure support (Vapotherm) was used as a treatment modality, thereby avoiding intubation and mechanical ventilation.


Flash pulmonary edema; Vapotherm; chest x-ray

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