High Frequency Ventilation
Also known as: HFV, high frequency oscillation ventilation, HFOV.
What is high frequency ventilation?
High frequency ventilation is a form of mechanical ventilation that is only used in rare instances when extra protection is needed for the lungs. It involves a high delivery of gas to accommodate rapid respiratory rates.
What happens during the procedure?
There are different forms of high frequency ventilation, and the precise nature of the treatment will vary based on the form that is used. The commonalities, however, involve a machine that delivers air to a catheter, which in turn delivers it to an endotracheal tube to the lungs. The machine delivers air at a high volume to accommodate rapid respiration rates.
Is any special preparation needed?
High frequency ventilation is not a common mechanical ventilation technique. A doctor will determine whether it is the appropriate approach for your situation.
What are the risk factors?
High frequency ventilation can be dangerous in certain population, including those with respiratory failure or severe airflow obstruction.
Reviewed by: Magaly Diaz-Barbosa, MD
This page was last updated on: 7/9/2018 6:46:26 PM
VACC Camp is a week-long sleep-away camp for children requiring ventilator assistance (tracheostomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing) and their families. Learn more.
Join us for a great day of golf, delicious dinner and exciting auction...all to benefit the children of VACC Camp. Learn more.
From the Newsdesk
The medications that an asthmatic child uses could have effects on the oral mucosa.
The moment Justin was born, his mother and father were faced with the most daunting and challenging experience any parent can imagine. Just hours after birth, Justin was airlifted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for more specialized pediatric care. Having been diagnosed with pulmonary atresia and tetralogy of Fallot, he required immediate attention before it was too late.