Some experts divide patients in two separate phenotypes: The “L” phenotype characterized by a hypoxemic failure and “low elastance” lungs (high compliance) and the “H” phenotype with “high elastance and recoil” lungs (lower compliance).
Hypoxaemia post Cardiac Surgery. Management approach would be based on a systematic assessment of the patient using history, examination and review of investigations with regard to the following possible causes.
AGENTS CO cyanide methaemoglobinaemia any agent that causes a decreased LOC -> airway compromise! CLINICAL FEATURES SOB air hunger lactic acidosis tachycardia hypertension -> hypotension seizures coma INVESTIGATIONS oxymetry CN level metHb level SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT AND TRIGGERS FOR INTERVENTION 100%…
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