Respiratory Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure

  • P. Nikki
  • J. Räsänen
  • I. Väisänen
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)

Abstract

This paper discusses the respiratory therapy in patients with acute respiratory failure due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Several events in the course of AMI may lead to respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support. Since the lungs and the heart form a functional unit, therapy directed at one frequently affects the other. Particularly during the initial hours of AMI, deranged hemodynamics and various therapeutic interventions markedly influence ischemic myocardial segments and final infarct size [13].

Keywords

Fatigue Surfactant Dioxide Depression Ischemia 

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  • P. Nikki
  • J. Räsänen
  • I. Väisänen

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