Stacked inspiratory spirometry reduces pulmonary shunt in patients after coronary artery bypass.

@article{Strider1994StackedIS,
  title={Stacked inspiratory spirometry reduces pulmonary shunt in patients after coronary artery bypass.},
  author={David V. Strider and Daniel Turner and Mathias Egloff and Suzanne M. Burns and Jonathon D Truwit},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={391-5}
}
Atelectasis is a major factor in postoperative morbidity for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary surgery. We evaluated the effectiveness of stacked inspiratory spirometry (STIS) in 17 patients status postcoronary artery bypass graft in a nonrandomized fashion. We measured pulmonary shunt as an endpoint, and compared the magnitudes before and after the STIS maneuver. Our results showed an 8.66 percent reduction in pulmonary shunt (p < 0.05). The reduction in shunt was modest; however, repetitive… CONTINUE READING

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