For premature babies, high-frequency ventilation may be the safest support system for breathing. While it causes less pressure than traditional ventilators, side effects of high-frequency ventilation are still reported in a few cases.
These are a few of the risks associated with high-frequency ventilation:
- Damage to the airway and nasal passageway
- Bronchopulmonary dysphasia (BPD)
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia
- Collapsed lung
Research shows that while there are risks involved, the side effects of high-frequency ventilation may be avoided by strict monitoring. Florida Hospital’s team of specially trained professionals has years of experience caring for premature babies. You can trust us to provide the highest level of care for your family using our experience, advanced technology and innovative procedures.
For more information, discuss these risks with your Florida Hospital team.