Blood lactate and mixed venous-arterial PCO2 gradient as indices of poor peripheral perfusion following cardiopulmonary bypass surgry


Conventional indices of tissue perfusion after surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may not accurately reflect disordered cell metabolism. Venous hypercarbia leading to an increased veno-arterial difference in CO2 tensions (V-aCO2 gradient) has been shown to reflect critical reductions in systemic and pulmonary blood flow that occur during… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01716189


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