Meta-analysis: Noninvasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

BACKGROUND Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is commonly used to treat patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE), but the findings of a recent large clinical trial suggest that NIV may be less effective for ACPE than previously thought. PURPOSE To provide an estimate of the effect of NIV on clinical outcomes in patients with ACPE that… CONTINUE READING