What type of asynchrony is this?




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A 78-year-old man with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was mechanically ventilated on volume controlled ventilation (VCV). The attending physician noted the following curves on the ventilator display.

Source: Marcelo A Holanda
ICU Monte Klinikum Hospital Fortaleza, Brazil

What type of asynchrony was present?

a) Double triggering

b) Flow asynchrony

c) Reverse triggering

d) Options b and c are correct

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