Relationship between Abdominal Pressure, Pulmonary Compliance, and Cardiac Preload in a Porcine Model

Abstract

Rationale. Elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may compromise respiratory and cardiovascular function by abdomino-thoracic pressure transmission. We aimed (1) to study the effects of elevated IAP on pleural pressure, (2) to understand the implications for lung and chest wall compliances and (3) to determine whether volumetric filling parameters may be… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2012/763181

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