Influence of Right Ventricular Function on Oxygen Delivery in ARDS

  • H. Steltzer
  • P. Krafft
  • A. F. Hammerle
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 1993 book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1993)


The risk of developing adult respiratory distress Syndrome (ARDS) increases with the number of clinical disorders that occur in the patient. Therefore, maintenance and monitoring of oxygenation is an important part of the intensive care in patients with ARDS. In order to prevent multiple organ dysfunction or failure (MOF), oxygen delivery (DO2) and oxygen consumption (VO2) should be adequate to satisfy tissue oxygen demand. Since DO2 depends on hemoglobin level, on pulmonary gas exchange and cardiac Performance, many studies concerning ARDS or sepsisinduced distrubances in pulmonary function and cardiac Performance (especially of the right ventricle, RV) have appeared in the recent literature [1].


Myocardial Blood Flow Oxygen Delivery Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Stroke Volume Index Pulmonary Artery Hypertension 
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  • H. Steltzer
  • P. Krafft
  • A. F. Hammerle

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