Nitric oxide for the treatment of postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema

David G. Rabkin, Robert N. Sladen, Angela DeMango, Kenneth M. Steinglass, Daniel J. Goldstein

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Inhaled nitric oxide, a selective pulmonary vasodilator, has been used to improve arterial oxygenation in adult respiratory distress syndrome. To our knowledge, it has not been successfully used to treat this syndrome after major lung resection. We used nitric oxide to treat postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema with immediate and sustained improvement in oxygenation. The patient was successfully weaned from nitric oxide and extubated after 3 days of supportive therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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