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What are common heart problems after lung removal surgery?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Few

Do you mean pneumonectomy? Total removal of one lung? Well atrial fibrillation may occur in about 20%.
Bouts of pulmonary hypertension may cause right ventricular dysfunction. Left pneumonectomy usually better tolerated than right.Depending on preoperative overall ventricular function and the quality of the remaining lung, symptoms minimal to catastrophic.

In brief: Few

Do you mean pneumonectomy? Total removal of one lung? Well atrial fibrillation may occur in about 20%.
Bouts of pulmonary hypertension may cause right ventricular dysfunction. Left pneumonectomy usually better tolerated than right.Depending on preoperative overall ventricular function and the quality of the remaining lung, symptoms minimal to catastrophic.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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