Inhaled Epoprostenol During One-Lung Ventilation
We used inhaled epoprostenol (with intravenous phenylephrine) during one-lung ventilation to improve oxygenation in a patient with severe interstitial lung disease undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The pharmacologic manipulation of pulmonary blood flow remains an underused strategy for the management of hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation. 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Raghunathan K, Connelly NR, Robbins LD, Ganim R, Hochheiser G, Dicampli R. Inhaled Epoprostenol During One-Lung Ventilation Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Mar;89(3):981-3.