The Hemodynamic Consequence of Hand Ventilation vs Machine Ventilation During Transport After Cardiac Surgery

Research paper by E. Orestes O’Brien, Beverly J. Newhouse, Brett Cronin, Kimberly Robbins, Albert P. Nguyen, Swapnil Khoche, Ulrich Schmidt

Indexed on: 09 Nov '16Published on: 09 Nov '16Published in: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia


The hemodynamic consequence of ventilation of intubated patients during transport either by hand or using a transport ventilator has not been reported in patients after cardiac surgery. We hypothesized that bag-mask ventilation would alter end-tidal CO2 during transport and hemodynamic parameters in patients post cardiac surgery.