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Ventilatory strategies in acute heart failure

Mhamed Mebazaa and Alexandre Mebazaa

in Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577729
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697809 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199577729.003.0053

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Ventilatory strategies in acute heart failure

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Ventilatory support and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)are pivotal treatments of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema. Asrecently recommended, it should be introduced within minutes ofadmission at hospital for acute heart failure (HF) and ideally athome in case of prehospital management. Ventilatory support isone of the few tools that have been proven to change short-termoutcome in acute HF.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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