Category Archives: PEEP

Canadian Health and Care Mall: Disscusion of Hemodynamic and Myocardial Metabolic Consequences of PEEP

coronary sinus blood flowPositive end expiratory pressure produced a 12 percent decrease in left ventricular end diastolic volume index and a 9 percent decrease in cardiac index. Volume loading studies revealed no alterations in left ventricular performance (the relation between cardiac index and left ventricular end diastolic volume index) or left ventricular systolic function (the relation between systolic blood pressure and left ventricular end systolic volume index).

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