The Use of the Ratio between the Veno-arterial Carbon Dioxide Difference and the Arterial-venous Oxygen Difference to Guide Resuscitation in Cardiac Surgery Patients with Hyperlactatemia and Normal Central Venous Oxygen Saturation.

@article{Du2015TheUO,
  title={The Use of the Ratio between the Veno-arterial Carbon Dioxide Difference and the Arterial-venous Oxygen Difference to Guide Resuscitation in Cardiac Surgery Patients with Hyperlactatemia and Normal Central Venous Oxygen Saturation.},
  author={Wei Du and Yun Long and Xiao-Ting Wang and Dawei Liu},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={128 10},
  pages={1306-13}
}
BACKGROUND After cardiac surgery, central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO 2 ) and serum lactate concentration are often used to guide resuscitation; however, neither are completely reliable indicators of global tissue hypoxia. This observational study aimed to establish whether the ratio between the veno-arterial carbon dioxide and the arterial-venous oxygen… CONTINUE READING