Detection of reverse triggering in a 55-year-old man under deep sedation and controlled mechanical ventilation

Xuan He, Xu-Ying Luo, Guang-Qiang Chen, Jian-Xin Zhou


Reverse triggering is a frequently unrecognized form of patient-ventilator asynchrony (1). Previous studies have reported that patient-ventilator asynchrony is associated with adverse outcomes including prolonged duration of ventilation and length of stay in the intensive care unit and increased mortality (2-4).