[Oxygen transport in the blood of children with congenital heart defects].

  title={[Oxygen transport in the blood of children with congenital heart defects].},
  author={Hermann Manzke and W Esters and Klaus M. D{\"o}rner and Vitus Malerczyk and Peter de Lange},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie},
  volume={64 6},
In 55 children with congenital heart defects (aged 6 months and older), hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration, acid-base status, oxygen pressure, oxygen saturation, and 2,3-DPG content of erythrocytes were determined in blood taken from the vena cava superior. The data were correlated with each other as well as with parameters obtained during cardiac catheterization. Whereas an increased hematocrit was seen only at a difference in arteriovenous oxygen saturation of more than 30%, or a central… CONTINUE READING
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