Global tissue hypoxia is one of the most important factors in the development of multisystem organ dysfunction. In hemodynamically unstable critically ill patients, central venous oxygen saturation (Scvo2) and mixed venous oxygen saturation (Svo2) monitoring has been shown to be a better indicator of global tissue hypoxia than vital signs and other clinical parameters alone. Svo2 is probably more representative of global tissue oxygenation, whereas Scvo2, is less invasive. Svo2 and Scvo2 monitoring can have diagnostic and therapeutic uses in understanding the efficacy of interventions in treating critically ill, hemodynamically unstable patients.
- Central venous blood gas
- Mixed venous blood gas
- Septic shock
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine