Autocycling During Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Producing a Prolonged Severe Apnea and Syncope
Autocycling is a form of patient-ventilator asynchrony that can occur during mechanical ventilation. In the case described, autocycling during noninvasive ventilation led to severe hyperventilation and subsequently produced a prolonged central apnea that resulted in syncope. This case represents the first description of a severe adverse event from autocycling during noninvasive ventilation.
Mu S, Rautela L, Howard ME, Hannan L. Autocycling during noninvasive positive pressure ventilation producing a prolonged severe apnea and syncope. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(4):663–665.
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