Continuous positive airway pressure by face mask in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

The therapeutic efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) administered by face mask was studied in 40 patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema and respiratory failure. Arterial blood gas values and pH, systemic arterial pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate were measured during administration of 30% oxygen with a high-flow face mask… CONTINUE READING