VE/PaCO2 relationship: Hypoxia

Clinical - Respiratory/Pulmonary

The difference between exhaled CO2 (VeCO2) and arterial CO2 (PaCO2-VeCO2) is a measure of physiologic dead space

VeCO2 and PaCO2

  • VeCO2/PaCO2: measure of ventilatory response to hypoxia
  • PaCO2 – VeCO2: measure of dead space

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2010

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