[Pulse oximetry for noninvasive oxygen monitoring during dental treatment in children with congenital heart disease].

@article{Shirakawa1990PulseOF,
  title={[Pulse oximetry for noninvasive oxygen monitoring during dental treatment in children with congenital heart disease].},
  author={Tomoyasu Shirakawa and Y Noe and Takehiro Oikawa and K Shinoguchi and Haruhisa Oguchi},
  journal={Shoni shikagaku zasshi. The Japanese journal of pedodontics},
  year={1990},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={1056-65}
}
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are prone to present abrupt changes in cardiovascular functions which cause hypoxic spells or acute heart failure, so that oxygen monitoring during dental treatment is of great importance in cyanotic CHD patients. Monitoring of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) by pulse oximetry has several advantages, including rapid response time, freedom from skin injury, self-calibration and continuous readout of the SpO2 value. In these studies, SpO2 was… CONTINUE READING