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Vol. 39. Issue 10.
Pages 464-468 (October 2003)
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Vol. 39. Issue 10.
Pages 464-468 (October 2003)
Pathophysiological Consequences of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery in Patients With Emphysema
A. de Pabloa, P. Ussettia, P. Gámezb, A. Varelab
a Servicio de Neumología, Clínica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain.
b Servicio de Cirugía de Tórax, Clínica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain.
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Figure 1. LVRS reestablishes the position of the diaphragmatic dome, which becomes lower in patients with emphysema.
TABLE. Short-Term Results of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery*
Figure 2. Results of LVRS in Clínica Puerta de Hierro in Madrid. Evolution of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) in each patient who had surgery. Mean increase in FEV1: 41%. Increases between 86 and 871 mL.
Figure 3. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and walking test results after LVRS. Postoperative walking test performance improves over the long term in spite of the detected deterioration in lung function (from Flaherty et al).29
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