What is the role of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in the treatment of cardiogenic pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure (CHF)?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Respiratory insufficiency due to cardiogenic pulmonary edema or congestive heart failure (CHF) is another condition that is effectively treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Respiratory failure due to heart failure is potentially a rapidly reversible condition, similar in its reversibility to decompensated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and noninvasive ventilation is an ideal adjunct to the other treatments used in the management of CHF.


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