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Update 1988 pp 753-758 | Cite as

Mechanical Ventilation in Cardiogenic and Septic Shock

  • C. Roussos
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 5)

Abstract

Hypoxemic or hypercapnic respiratory failure has traditionally been the main cause of mechanical ventilation. Although respiratory failure is a frequent complication of shock, the use of mechanical ventilation has been instituted only when severe gas exchange abnormalities occurred. We maintain that mechanical ventilation should be instituted early in the course of shock for two reasons:
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    to put the respiratory muscles at rest, and thereby avoid respiratory muscle fatigue, and

     
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    to free blood from the working respiratory muscles. The blood can, in turn, supply vital organs.

     

Keywords

Cardiac Output Mechanical Ventilation Septic Shock Cardiogenic Shock Lactic Acidosis 
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