Can venous saturations from the central venous line and the venous side of the heart–lung machine be interchangeable with mixed venous saturation from the pulmonary artery in children undergoing open-heart surgery?
Background Mixed venous oxygen saturation has been advocated as an indirect index of tissue oxygenation. This study evaluated whether venous oxygen saturation from the central venous line (CVL)...
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The Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, a publication of Egyptian Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Society (ECTAS), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.ejca.eg.net.