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Haemodynamic effects of lung recruitment manoeuvres

Lovas, Andras and Szakmany, Tamas 2015. Haemodynamic effects of lung recruitment manoeuvres. Biomed Research International 2015 , 478970.

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Atelectasis caused by lung injury leads to increased intrapulmonary shunt, venous admixture, and hypoxaemia. Lung recruitment manoeuvres aim to quickly reverse this scenario by applying increased airway pressures for a short period of time which meant to open the collapsed alveoli. Although the procedure can improve oxygenation, but due to the heart-lung and right and left ventricle interactions elevated intrathoracic pressures can inflict serious effects on the cardiovascular system. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview on the pathophysiological background of the heart-lung interactions and the best way to monitor these changes during lung recruitment.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISSN: 2314-6141
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 February 2017
Date of Acceptance: 12 October 2015
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 14:54

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