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date: 14 July 2020

Acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure 50

Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure 52

Cor pulmonale 53

Type 1 respiratory failure occurs in the presence of a pO2 <8kPa with a normal or low pCO2. This is most commonly caused by a ventilation–perfusion mismatch at the alveolar level, with an increase in the alveolar–arterial (A–a) gradient (...

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