Combined cardiac and lung volume reduction surgery

Choong, Cliff K; Schmid, Ralph A; Miller, Daniel L; Smith, Julian A (2009). Combined cardiac and lung volume reduction surgery. Thoracic surgery clinics, 19(2), 217-21, viii-ix. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier

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Coronary artery disease is prevalent in patients who have severe emphysema and who are being considered for lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Significant valvular heart diseases may also coexist in these patients. Few thoracic surgeons have performed LVRS in patients who have severe cardiac diseases. Conversely, few cardiac surgeons have been willing to undertake major cardiac surgery in patients who have severe emphysema. This report reviews the evidence regarding combined cardiac surgery and LVRS to determine the optimal management strategy for patients who have severe emphysema and who are suitable for LVRS, but who also have coexisting significant cardiac diseases that are operable.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Schmid, Ralph

ISSN:

1547-4127

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:13

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:23

PubMed ID:

19662964

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/32267 (FactScience: 197303)

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