Central venous oxygen saturation monitoring in the critically ill patient.

@article{Rivers2001CentralVO,
  title={Central venous oxygen saturation monitoring in the critically ill patient.},
  author={Emanuel Phillip Rivers and Douglas S. Ander and David Newell Powell},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={204-11}
}
In the initial treatment of a critically ill patient, blood pressure, heart rate, urine output, and central venous pressure guide resuscitative efforts. Despite normalization of these variables, global tissue hypoxia may still persist and has been implicated in the development of multiorgan failure and increased mortality. Definitive management includes intensive care unit admission, pulmonary artery catheterization using mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO2), and hemodynamic optimization. In… CONTINUE READING