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Measurement of central venous pressure after open heart surgery and effect of positive end expiratory pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2060324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Central venous pressure (CVP) recorded on electronic equipment (E-CVP) is compared with CVP measured by water column (W-CVP) in 50 patients after coronary bypass surgery without prior pulmonary symptoms. We find a statistically significant, but clinically insignificant, difference between E-CVP and W-CVP. Treatment with 10 cm H2O positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) causes a significant rise in CVP by increasing intrathoracic pressure, but as changes in CVP rather than a given value are of greater importance in the daily clinical situation, we do not consider it clinically important to interrupt treatment with PEEP in as much as only small changes in CVP are induced after application of PEEP.
S W Halck; S Walther-Larsen; R Sanchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Danish medical bulletin     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0907-8916     ISO Abbreviation:  Dan Med Bull     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-08     Completed Date:  1991-08-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066040     Medline TA:  Dan Med Bull     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Gentotte Hospital, Hellerup.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Central Venous Pressure*
Positive-Pressure Respiration*
Ventilators, Mechanical

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