Continuous \(S\bar v{O_2}\)O2 Monitoring

  • M. P. Yeager
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)


Techniques for monitoring specific components of cardiovascular and respiratory function are among the most important recent advances in the care of the critically ill. Methods of evaluating the coronary circulation, ventricular volumes, ventricular pressures, respiratory quotient, etc. have all benefited both the intensive care patient and our understanding of his illness. Perhaps the most important determination to be made, however, is an assessment of tissue homeostasis, particularly oxygenation. It is the ability of the tissues to continuously oxidize substrate material which defines the success or failure of the cardiorespiratory systems.


Cardiac Output Pulmonary Artery Catheter Respiratory Quotient Intensive Care Patient Mixed Venous Blood 
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