Key messages

• Continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) prevents or helps to reopen collapsed alveoli and atelectatic lung zones.

• CPAP is an efficient chest therapy after abdominal or thoracic surgery.

• Non-invasive application can be achieved using a face mask (or nasal mask).

• CPAP improves respiratory and cardiac function in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

• CPAP can be used to facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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