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Analysis of Capnograms

Clinical Aspects

Kodali. Bhavani Shankar MD

How to analyze CO2 waveforms ?
 
The shape of a capnogram is identical in all humans with healthy lungs. Any deviations in shape must be investigated to determine a physiological or a pathological cause of the abnormality
 
Five characteristics of capnogram should be evaluated

 
Frequency

Rhythm

Height

Baseline

Shape