Euro-Collins solution exacerbates lung injury in the setting of high-flow reperfusion

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
N F DeLimaI L Kron


Single-lung transplantation has been abandoned for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension by many centers because of overperfusion of the graft following implantation. Euro-Collins solution is currently used for lung preservation despite the vasoconstrictive effect of this intracellular-type solution. We hypothesized that high-flow reperfusion, alone or in combination with Euro-Collins-induced vasoconstriction, may cause lung dysfunction. Twenty-eight New Zealand White rabbit lungs were harvested and studied in an isolated, blood-perfused model of lung function after 4 hours of cold ischemia. Control lungs were preserved with 50 ml/kg cold saline solution flush and reperfused at either normal flow (60 ml/min) or high flow (120 ml/min). Experimental lungs were preserved with 50 ml/kg cold Euro-Collins solution and reperfused at normal or high flow rates. The arteriovenous oxygen gradient at the end of the 30-minute reperfusion period was significantly lower in the high-flow versus the low-flow experimental group (31.1 +/- 4.2 vs 130.6 +/- 41.6 mm Hg, p < 0.05). The pulmonary vascular resistance was increased in the high-flow groups and the experimental groups, with a statistically significant difference between low-flow experim...Continue Reading


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