Central and Mixed Venous O2 Saturation


  • Guillermo Gutierrez

Received Date: 12.11.2019 Accepted Date: 26.11.2019 Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2020;48(1):2-10

Mixed and central venous oxygen saturations are commonly used to ascertain the degree of systemic oxygenation in critically ill patients. This review examines the physiological basis for the use of these variables to determine systemic extraction ration, oxygen consumption and tissue oxygenation, and also understand the role they may play in the early treatment of septic individuals.

Keywords: Critical illness, hemodynamics, oxygenation, sepsis