UM researchers investigate why being on a ventilator can damage organs

A ventilator is a machine that mechanically pushes air into the lungs of a patient who needs help breathing. A ventilator is a machine that mechanically pushes air into the lungs of a patient who needs help breathing.

UM researchers investigate why being on a ventilator can damage organs

A UM research team is examining how being on a ventilator affects a patient’s vascular (circulatory) system, and how those effects may be connected to organ damage beyond the lungs.

A ventilator, often used in the intensive care unit (ICU), is a bedside machine that mechanically pushes air into the lungs of a patient who needs help breathing. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the public’s awareness of the machines’ lifesaving importance.

It’s known that being on a ventilator can injure the lungs because forcing air into them causes stretch and strain....

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