Respiratory Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure
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 .
KeywordsFatigue Surfactant Dioxide Depression Ischemia
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