Hemodynamic and Gasometric Implications of SvO2 Measurements

  • J. L. Vincent
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 178)


The use of pulmonary artery (Swan-Ganz) catheters allows routine collection of three types of information:
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    monitoring of pulmonary artery pressures, including the balloon-occluded pressure,

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    measurement of cardiac output by the thermodilution technique and

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    sampling of mixed venous blood for hemoglobin saturation and blood gas analysis. This third element is still sometimes neglected, and our purpose is to emphasize its importance.



Cardiac Output Pulmonary Artery Pulmonary Shunt Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation Mixed Venous Blood 
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