Nasal CPAP

Alternative Names

Continuous positive airway pressure; CPAP; Bilevel positive airway pressure; BiPAP

Definition of Nasal CPAP

CPAP stands for “continuous positive airway pressure.” CPAP is a treatment that delivers slightly pressurized air during the breathing cycle.

Review

Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 9/15/2010

Nasal CPAP

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