Category: Cardiac Function

Right Ventricular Function During Weaning From Respirator After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Changes in intrathoracic pressure caused by intermittent positive airway pressure as well as positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) may influence left and in particular right ventricular (RV) function. Differences not only in the level of PEEP” but also in the tidal volume, the inspiration:expiration ratio, and the mode of ventilation’ have been shown to result in […]