[Evaluation of cerebral oxygenation changes with clamping of the left superior vena cava by near-infrared spectroscopy].


OBJECTIVE The left superior vena cava (LSVC) is often complicated with congenital heart defect. Although we simply clamp LSVC during cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB), appropriateness of this technique has not been clarified. We noninvasively evaluate cerebral tissue oxygenation while the clamping of LSVC under CPB by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS… (More)