ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Transfusion-related acute lung injury in cardiac surgery
Selen Öztürk1, İbrahim Öztürk2
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8535
Transfusion of blood and blood products is an important issue which may be cause of increased morbidity and mortality due to reduced pulmonary function. Although blood transfusion-related acute lung injury is uncommon, it may lead to serious pulmonary morbidity. As a special subgroup of patients, cardiac surgery constitutes a complex medical condition due to three etiological factors of acute lung injury: cardiopulmonary bypass, mechanical ventilation and blood transfusion. In this article, we reviewed transfusion-related acute lung injury in cardiac surgery taking the Berlin definition into consideration.
Keywords : Acute lung injury; cardiac surgery; transfusion
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