Reflex cardiovascular responses to lung inflation: a review

Respir Physiol. 1997 Aug;109(2):95-106. doi: 10.1016/s0034-5687(97)00049-2.


For almost one and a half centuries cardiovascular effects on lung inflation have been the subject of hot disputes. Despite numerous experimental and clinical investigations the problem has remained basically unsettled. The current review makes an attempt to bring out the main viewpoints concerning this subject and present some possible explanations for contradictions in the results of various studies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena*
  • Humans
  • Mechanoreceptors / physiology
  • Pressoreceptors / physiology
  • Reflex / physiology*
  • Respiration / physiology*