Proportional Assist Ventilation

  • J. Mancebo
  • P. Aslanian
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1998)

Abstract

Proportional assist ventilation (PAV) is a partial ventilatory support mode in which the ventilator generates pressure (Paw) in proportion to patient effort (Pmus). During PAV there is no preset target for flow, volume or airway pressure. Consequently, this mode allows the patient to retain complete control, at least theoretically, over his or her breathing pattern.

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  • J. Mancebo
  • P. Aslanian

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