Lung Volume Reduction

  • Erin A. Sullivan


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, exercise tolerance, and increases potential for patient survival in appropriately selected patients.


Thoracic Epidural Analgesia Early Extubation Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Single Lung Ventilation Emphysema Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erin A. Sullivan
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  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, UPMC Presbyterian HospitalUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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