Pressure-Controlled Mechanical Ventilation Is More Advantageous in the Follow-up of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease after Open Heart Surgery

Ugurlucan M., Basaran M., Erdim F., Selimoglu O., Caglar I. M. , Zencirci E. , ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.17, no.1, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.2013236
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Objective: Cardiopulmonary bypass deteriorates pulmonary functions to a certain extent. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with increased mortality and morbidity risks in the postoperative period of open-heart surgery. In this study we compared 2 different mechanical ventilation modes, pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) and volume-controlled ventilation (VCV), in this particular patient population.