Primary Hyperventilation in the Emergency Department: A First Overview

Gregor Lindner, Carmen Pfortmüller, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Sandra Elisabeth Pauchard-Neuwerth, Martin Fiedler, Alexander Benedikt Leichtle
Primary hyperventilation is defined as a state of alveolar ventilation in excess of metabolic requirements, leading to decreased arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide. The primary aim of this study was to characterise patients diagnosed with primary hyperventilation in the ED. prospective multicentre studies are needed to evaluate and establish clear diagnostic criteria for primary hyperventilation and possible screening instruments.
doi:10.7892/boris.77164 fatcat:g65uv3g5hbcz3h2qg4aayh5fuq