[Cardiac influence on mechanical ventilation time and mortality in exacerbated chronic respiratory failure patients. The role of echocardiographic parameters].

@article{Marcelino2006CardiacIO,
  title={[Cardiac influence on mechanical ventilation time and mortality in exacerbated chronic respiratory failure patients. The role of echocardiographic parameters].},
  author={Paulo Alexandre Marcelino and Nuno Germano and Ana Paiva Nunes and L{\'i}gia Flora and Ana Moleiro and Susan Marques Marum and Ana Paula Matos Fernandes},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de pneumologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={131-46}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the influence of cardiac status on the length of mechanical ventilation, outcome and disease severity in patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure. DESIGN AND SETTING A 30-month prospective study in a 14 bed ICU PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty nine patients were enrolled, with a mean… CONTINUE READING