Lungs & CPB

Lungs & CPB The most common pulmonary complication associated with cardiopulmonary bypass is postoperative atelectasis of the lungs. Preoperative conditions that predispose the patient to developing partial or total collapse of the lung are, surfactant depletion and mucus cell hyperplasia associated with chronic bronchitis developed from smoking, decreased FRC encountered with obesity, and cardiogenic pulmonary […]