Effects of PEEP on respiratory mechanics after open heart surgery.

Abstract

Respiratory dysfunction, particularly atelectasis, is common after open heart surgery. Routine use of PEEP (5 to 10 cm H2O) in these patients has been advocated. We studied the effects of different levels of PEEP on respiratory mechanics in ten mechanically ventilated open heart surgery patients in the immediate postoperative period. PEEP was studied in… (More)

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@article{Valta1992EffectsOP, title={Effects of PEEP on respiratory mechanics after open heart surgery.}, author={Philip Valta and Jukka Takala and Nour Eissa and Josef Milic-Emili}, journal={Chest}, year={1992}, volume={102 1}, pages={227-33} }