Preoperative respiratory muscle dysfunction is a predictor of prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation in cardiorespiratory complications after heart valve surgery.

@article{Rodrigues2011PreoperativeRM,
  title={Preoperative respiratory muscle dysfunction is a predictor of prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation in cardiorespiratory complications after heart valve surgery.},
  author={Alfredo Jos{\'e} Rodrigues and Viviany Mendes and Paulo Eduardo Gomes Ferreira and M{\'a}rcia Arruda Fajardo Xavier and Viviane dos Santos Augusto and Solange Bassetto and Paulo Roberto Barbosa {\'E}vora},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={662-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To verify whether preoperative respiratory muscle strength and ventilometric parameters, among other clinically relevant factors, are associated with the need for prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation (PIMV) due to cardiorespiratory complications following heart valve surgery. METHODS Demographics, preoperative ventilometric and manometric data, and the hospital course of 171 patients, who had undergone heart valve surgery at Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de… CONTINUE READING
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