Flutter valve | definition of flutter valve by Medical dictionary
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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
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In doing so, he created a flutter valve
, stemming the flow of blood which effectively stopped his lungs deflating.
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.