Clinical Hemodynamic Implications of Mechanical Ventilation and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Describe the impact of mechanical ventilation on normal cardiopulmonary function.
- Describe the impact of ARDS pathophysiology on cardiopulmonary function.
- Describe the impact of mechanical ventilation and ARDS on the hemodynamic parameters and the clinical implications in interpretation and application.
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Mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic monitoring are routinely used in the management of the patient who is critically ill or injured. The impact of mechanical ventilation on measured hemodynamic variables is often under-appreciated when interpreting these parameters and using them to guide treatment. This impact is further complicated in certain disease states such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This session provides an overview of the cardiopulmonary impact of mechanical ventilation, as well as its effect on measured hemodynamic variables. In addition, the impact of the pathophysiologic processes of ARDS on hemodynamic variables is discussed, and the clinical implications of these changes are also addressed. Case studies are used to integrate clinical concepts.
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