Application of noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure after cardiovascular surgery.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To examine ventilatory response, oxygenation-related, and hemodynamics of patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF) submitted to noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) during the postoperative phase of cardiovascular surgery in order to identify predictive variables of success, and to compare the different types of NIV. METHODS… (More)

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