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What are complications of peep in mechanical ventilation?

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Dr. Michael Taylor
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In brief: Many possible

Not just peep-peak and mean pressures also must be considered.
High pressure can indicate inappropriately high volumes, leading to volutrauma/ventilator associated lung injury. Increased intrathoracic pressures can impair heart function (decrease preload), impair kidney function (decrease renal blood flow), and contribute to higher intracranial & intra-abdominal pressures.

In brief: Many possible

Not just peep-peak and mean pressures also must be considered.
High pressure can indicate inappropriately high volumes, leading to volutrauma/ventilator associated lung injury. Increased intrathoracic pressures can impair heart function (decrease preload), impair kidney function (decrease renal blood flow), and contribute to higher intracranial & intra-abdominal pressures.
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