adaptive support ventilation
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Related to adaptive support ventilation: Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation, SIMV
adaptive support ventilationAbbreviation: ASV
A mode of mechanical ventilation in which the minute ventilation is not allowed to fall below a set threshold (e.g., in adults, below 100 ml/kg/min), but the inspiratory pressure, inspiratory time, and tidal volume are all adjusted by the ventilator to the patient's needs.
See also: ventilation