Respiratory failure is the syndrome of inadequate gas exchange i.e, not sufficient oxygen passes from lungs into the blood . It occurs with insufficient oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination. It is classified into two types, they are hypoxemic and hypercapnic.
Respiratory failure may be further classified as either acute or chronic. Although acute respiratory failure is characterized by life-threatening derangements in arterial blood gases and acid-base status, the manifestations of chronic respiratory failure are less dramatic and may not be as readily apparent.
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