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Advanced pressure control modes of ventilation in cardiac surgery: Scanty evidence or unexplored terrain?

Prasanna Udupi Bidkar

Keywords : Advanced pressure control modes, cardiac surgery, ventilation

Citation Information : Bidkar PU. Advanced pressure control modes of ventilation in cardiac surgery: Scanty evidence or unexplored terrain?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (3):169-172.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.178181

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Lung atelectasis resulting after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can result in increased intrapulmonary shunting and consequent hypoxemia. Advanced pressure control modes of ventilation might have at least a theoretical advantage over conventional modes by assuring a minimum target tidal volume delivery at reasonable pressures, thus having potential advantages while ventilating patients with pulmonary atelectasis postcardiac surgery. However, the utility of these modes in the post-CPB setting have not been widely investigated, and their role in cardiac intensive care, therefore, remains quite limited.

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