# What is the relationship between ventilation and oxygen consumption?

## What is the relationship between ventilation and oxygen consumption?

At low rates of ventilation oxygen uptake is governed by the condition of diffusion in the ambient water. Oxygen consumption increases steeply with increasing ventilation until threshold levels are reached, and processes within the body become limiting for the rate of oxygen consumption.

## How are VE and VO2 related?

During incremental load work, VE increased exponentially in relation to elevations in VO2 and VCO2. Differentiation of the VE to VO2 exponential equation gives the minimum slope of the equation and corresponds to the lowest ventilatory equivalent for oxygen.

Does minute ventilation have a linear relationship with oxygen?

The respiratory minute volume is normally very well matched to the increased oxygen consumption, and the relationship between minute volume and oxygen consumption is approximately linear up to an oxygen consumption of about 2 l. min−1 in the untrained subject and more after training (Fig. 13.5).

### How does ventilation affect VO2 max?

Recent findings on the oxygen cost of ventilation (VO2VENT) suggest that whole-body VO2 may continue to increase during maximal exercise on a cycle ergo- meter because of the oxygen requirements of the res- piratory muscles, despite a decrease or plateau in the VO2 of the exercising leg muscles.

### What ventilation means?

Ventilation: The exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere so that oxygen can be exchanged for carbon dioxide in the alveoli (the tiny air sacs in the lungs).

How do you calculate VO2?

It is calculated as VE,max/MVV X 100. In some cases, the value of the FEV1 X 40 is substituted for the maximum voluntary ventilation in this determination.

#### Why is minute ventilation important?

Minute ventilation (or respiratory minute volume or minute volume) is the volume of gas inhaled (inhaled minute volume) or exhaled (exhaled minute volume) from a person’s lungs per minute. It is an important parameter in respiratory medicine due to its relationship with blood carbon dioxide levels.

#### Why is ventilation not important for determining VO2 max?

VO2 max testing The testing procedure is not readily available as it requires the athlete’s ventilation to be measured very accurately with the concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide of inspired and expired air being measured while the athlete performs the graded exercise test on a treadmill or static bike.

What is a good minute ventilation?

Normal minute ventilation is between 5 and 8 L per minute (Lpm). Tidal volumes of 500 to 600 mL at 12–14 breaths per minute yield minute ventilations between 6.0 and 8.4 L, for example. Minute ventilation can double with light exercise, and it can exceed 40 Lpm with heavy exercise.

## How is oxygen consumption used in mechanical ventilation?

Oxygen consumption rates were tested using D cylinders (initial pressure 1700 psig) and the Narkomed® M FAM, which uses an air injector to decrease compressed gas consumption by entraining room air as part of the drive gas.

## How is oxygen consumption related to lung compliance?

IMPLICATIONS: The oxygen consumption rate of the Narkomed® M gas-powered ventilator varies directly with minute ventilation and inversely with lung compliance. The consumption rate in a low compliance, 1000 mL tidal volume model was 29% faster than in a high compliance, 500 mL tidal volume model.

How is respiratory minute volume related to oxygen consumption?

The respiratory minute volume is normally very well matched to the increased oxygen consumption, and the relationship between minute volume and oxygen consumption is approximately linear up to an oxygen consumption of about 2 l.min−1 in the untrained subject and more after training (Fig. 13.5).

### When does the minute volume of ventilation change?

Changes in minute volume of ventilation in response to the increased oxygen consumption of exercise. The break from linearity (Owles point) occurs at higher levels of oxygen consumption in trained athletes, who can also tolerate higher minute volumes.