Hemodynamic consequences of heart-lung interactions.

  title={Hemodynamic consequences of heart-lung interactions.},
  author={Jay S. Steingrub and Mark A Tidswell and Thomas L. Higgins},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  volume={18 2},
The management of critically ill patients requires a fundamental understanding of cardiopulmonary interactions associated with mechanical ventilation. The hemodynamic changes due to ventilation are a result of changes in lung volume and intrathoracic pressure (ITP) and can occur during spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation despite constant tidal volumes. Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and mechanical heart-lung interactions play prominent roles in determining the hemodynamic response… CONTINUE READING


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