The relationship between systemic oxygen uptake and delivery during moderate hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass: critical values and effects of vasodilation by hydralazine.

The relationship between oxygen delivery (DO2) and uptake (VO2) has been studied during moderately hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in 15 patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. As soon as nasopharyngeal temperature was lowered to 32 degrees C, blood flow was decreased from 2.4 to 2.0 l/min/m2. Arterial and mixed venous blood gas analyses… CONTINUE READING