Positional changes in gas exchange after unilateral pulmonary embolism.

Abstract

We describe positional changes in oxygenation in two patients with respiratory failure due to massive pulmonary embolism. In both patients, oxygenation improved when the "sick" lung was dependent and deteriorated when the "healthy" lung was in the dependent position. These positional changes are different from previously reported changes in unilateral… (More)

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@article{Badr1990PositionalCI, title={Positional changes in gas exchange after unilateral pulmonary embolism.}, author={Mohammad Badr and Jennifer Grossman}, journal={Chest}, year={1990}, volume={98 6}, pages={1514-6} }