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Postural drainage
Postural drainage

    Postural drainage of a patient with fulminant congestive heart failure due to a rupture of a chordae tendineae. Notice the patient is intubated and inverted, and firm, steady pressure is applied to the thorax. There is a large volume of pulmonary edema that can be seen flowing from the endotracheal tube.

Courtesy of Dr. Andrew Linklater.