Lung Volume Reduction

  • Erin A. SullivanEmail author


Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is a viable option for a select group of emphysema patients. Effective preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation and careful patient selection criteria promote favorable outcomes. Effective perioperative pain management and early extubation are significant factors that minimize postoperative complications and lead to better outcome. LVRS improves dyspnea and exercise tolerance and increases potential for patient survival in appropriately selected patients.


Emphysema Dyspnea Patients Surgery Reduction Oxygen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUPMC Presbyterian Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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