Respiratory failure

Respiratory failure usually means disturbance in gas exchange between ambient air and arterial blood.
It is usually divided into two main types:
  • disturbance of gas exchange at the alveolar level (hypoxaemia as the primary problem)
  • impaired pulmonary ventilation, i.e. hypoventilation (hypercapnia as the primary problem)

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