Intravascular ultrasound to assess anastomotic patency after lung transplantation

Stuart T. Higano, Michelle Gaffney, Rick A. Nishimura, Christopher G.A. McGregor

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Pulmonary arterial anastomotic stenosis is an unusual complication after single-lung transplantation. Intravascular ultrasound, performed at the bedside with an introducer sheath and guidewire, is a new technique that provides high-resolution tomographic images of the anastomotic site. This modality was used early in the postoperative course of a 58-year-old man to exclude significant pulmonary arterial anastomotic narrowing after right single-lung transplantation for primary pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes


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