Influence of abdominal pressure and sympathetic vasoconstriction on the cardiovascular response to positive end-expiratory pressure.

@article{Scharf1977InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of abdominal pressure and sympathetic vasoconstriction on the cardiovascular response to positive end-expiratory pressure.},
  author={Steven M. Scharf and Roland H. Ingram},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1977},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={661-70}
}
The role of changes in abdominal pressure and sympathetically mediated vasoconstriction in the cardiovascular response to positive end-expiratory pressure was evaluated in 9 mongrel dogs. When the abdomen was widely opened, the decrease in cardiac output caused by positive end-expiratory pressure was the same as that found during control studies. When the… CONTINUE READING