The decrease of cardiac chamber volumes and output during positive-pressure ventilation.

Abstract

Positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) is widely used for treatment of acute cardiorespiratory failure, occasionally at the expense of compromised cardiac function and arterial blood pressure. The explanation why has largely rested on interpretation of intracardiac pressure changes. We evaluated the effect of PPV on the central circulation by studying cardiac… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00309.2013

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