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Mask ventilation and cardiogenic pulmonary edema: “another brick in the wall”

  • Sangeeta Mehta
  • Stefano Nava

Abstract

Current guidelines for the treatment of acute (ACPE) cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) do not include the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) [1, 2, 3] as a primary treatment. Nevertheless, both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and pressure support ventilation (nPSV) delivered by mask are commonly employed for the treatment of ACPE [4, 5] because NIV rapidly improves vital signs and reduces the need for endotracheal intubation compared to standard medical therapy [5, 6].

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Acute Respiratory Failure Pressure Support Ventilation Noninvasive Ventilation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangeeta Mehta
    • 1
  • Stefano Nava
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical-Surgical ICU, Mount Sinai HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Respiratory Intensive Care Unit,Fondazione S. MaugeriIRCCS,Istituto Scientifico di PaviaPaviaItalia

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