Management of Mechanical Ventilation in Decompensated Heart Failure
AbstractMechanical ventilation (MV) is a life-saving intervention for respiratory failure, including decompensated congestive heart failure. MV can reduce ventricular preload and afterload, decrease extra-vascular lung water, and decrease the work of breathing in heart failure. The advantages of positive pressure ventilation must be balanced with potential harm from MV: volutrauma, hyperoxia-induced injury, and difficulty assessing readiness for liberation. In this review, we will focus on cardiac, pulmonary, and broader effects of MV on patients with decompensated HF, focusing on practical considerations for management and supporting evidence. View Full-Text
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Kuhn, B.T.; Bradley, L.A.; Dempsey, T.M.; Puro, A.C.; Adams, J.Y. Management of Mechanical Ventilation in Decompensated Heart Failure. J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis. 2016, 3, 33.
Kuhn BT, Bradley LA, Dempsey TM, Puro AC, Adams JY. Management of Mechanical Ventilation in Decompensated Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. 2016; 3(4):33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kuhn, Brooks T.; Bradley, Laura A.; Dempsey, Timothy M.; Puro, Alana C.; Adams, Jason Y. 2016. "Management of Mechanical Ventilation in Decompensated Heart Failure." J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis. 3, no. 4: 33.
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