A 53-year-old woman had a serious air embolism from the central venous catheter tract after lung transplantation. Lung transplant patients appear to be at increased risk for this complication, and four other known cases are reported.
- lung transplantation
- postoperative complication
- venous air embolism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine