Diaphragm pacing stimulation system in patient with central alveolar hypo ventilation: case report and first experience in Turkey


Sanli A., Sengun I., Bulbul Y. , Itil O., Ozalevli S.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.374-377, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.9206
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-377

Abstract

This article aims to document the efficiency of diaphragm pacing stimulation system (DPSS) in a patient diagnosed with central alveolar hypoventilation and dependent to mechanical ventilation (MV). A 65-year-old male patient who developed respiratory failure due to sepsis secondary to pulmonary infection was monitored in intensive care with MV. Although all septic symptoms recovered, patient became dependant to MV since respiration was not triggered centrally. DPSS was implemented in a patient with laparoscopic surgery for the first time in Turkey. Patient started using DPSS as of postoperative second day and completely separated from MV dramatically. Laparoscopic DPSS can be performed safely under general anesthesia may improve similar patients' respiratory and other clinic conditions as well as health related quality of life. Therefore, DPSS may be used more commonly in patients with central alveolar hypoventilation.