What is intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV) 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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Intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV) is a mode whereby mandatory breaths are delivered at a set frequency, tidal volume, and inspiratory flow rate. However, the patient can breathe spontaneously between the machine-delivered breaths.


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