Pulse oximetry home monitoring in infants with single-ventricle physiology and a surgical shunt as the only source of pulmonary blood flow.

@article{hman2013PulseOH,
  title={Pulse oximetry home monitoring in infants with single-ventricle physiology and a surgical shunt as the only source of pulmonary blood flow.},
  author={Annika {\"O}hman and Eva Str{\"o}mvall-Larsson and Boris Nilsson and Mats Mellander},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={75-81}
}
BACKGROUND Shunt occlusion is a major cause of death in children with single ventricle. We evaluated whether one daily measurement of oxygen saturation at home could detect life-threatening shunt dysfunction. METHODS A total of 28 infants were included. Parents were instructed to measure saturation once daily and if less than or equal to 70% repeat the… CONTINUE READING