flutter valve


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flutter valve

A one-way valve used in chest tube drainage systems that allows fluids or gases to flow out of the chest, but does not let them reenter the body
Synonym: Heimlich flutter valve; Heimlich valve
See also: valve
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In doing so, he created a flutter valve, stemming the flow of blood which effectively stopped his lungs deflating.
Flutter valve improves respiratory mechanics and sputum production in patients with bronchiectasis.
Airway clearance techniques with percussion and flutter valve and bronchodilator therapy with hypertonic saline nebulizers were initiated.