volume 20, issue 4, P398-404 2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-507x2008000400013
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Abstract: Introduction: Central venous oxygen saturation (SvcO 2) has been proposed as an alternative for mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO 2), with a variable level of acceptance according to available data. This study aimed to evaluate possible differences between SvO 2 and SvcO 2 or atrial venous saturation (SvaO 2), with emphasis on the role of cardiac output and their impact on clinical management of the septic patient. Methods: This is an observational, prospective study of patients with septic shock monitored b…

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