Key messages

• Pressure support ventilation is a patient-triggered, pressure-limited, and flow-cycled ventilatory mode. Its most important physiological effects are reduction in the work of breathing of the respiratory muscles, reduction in respiratory rate, and increase in tidal volume.

• The most important clinical aspect of pressure support ventilation is its use in weaning patients from mechanical ventilation and as a non-invasive ventilatory support method in selected patients with an acute decompensation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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