The Role of Transtracheal Jet Ventilation



Transcutaneous transtracheal jet ventilation (TTJV) is a minimally invasive ventilatory modality that uses a catheter to insufflate oxygen or air at high pressure (0.5–4.0 bar, or 8–60 psi) into the tracheal lumen. To perform TTJV, one can use an automatic jet ventilator or a manual trigger-activated device.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Service of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Santiago de Compostela School of Medicine, Hospital Clinico UniversitarioSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, Division of Critical Care MedicineSUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County HospitalBrooklynUSA

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