What is pressure-targeted (or pressure preset) ventilation for respiratory failure?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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In pressure-targeted (or pressure preset) ventilation, airway pressure is the independent variable, and tidal volume is the dependent variable. The tidal volume during pressure-targeted ventilation is a complex function of inspiratory time, the patient’s respiratory mechanics, and the patient’s own respiratory muscle activity.

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