Optimization of Ventilation and Perfusion Matching

  • G. Hedenstierna
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In this chapter the distribution of pathology in acute respiratory failure (ARF) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) will be discussed as well as the distributions of ventilation and lung blood flow (perfusion) and the consequences for ventilation-perfusion matching (V/Q). Finally, techniques to improve V/Q matching will be presented.


Nitric Oxide Prone Position Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Pulmonary Artery Pressure Acute Respiratory Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hedenstierna
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PhysiologyUniversity HospitalUppsalaSweden

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