The effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure on plasma endothelin-1 concentrations in patients with severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

@article{Takeda1997TheEO,
  title={The effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure on plasma endothelin-1 concentrations in patients with severe cardiogenic pulmonary edema.},
  author={Shinhiro Takeda and Teruo Takano and Ryo Ogawa},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={1091-6}
}
We investigated the effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) concentrations in patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Thirty patients were randomly assigned to two groups: 15 patients who received oxygen plus nasal CPAP (CPAP group), and 15 patients who received only oxygen by face mask (oxygen group). The heart rate and the mean pulmonary artery pressure decreased significantly in the CPAP group. The PaO2/ fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO2… CONTINUE READING