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A novel application of cerebral oximetry in cardiac surgery.
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PMID:  20971298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a novel use of cerebral oximetry in cardiac surgery using the Fore-Sight absolute cerebral oximeter (CAS Medical Systems Inc, Branford, CT). A patient with a persistent left superior vena cava underwent mitral and aortic valve replacement. We decided to tape and occlude the persistent left superior vena cava and used cerebral oximetry to compare left and right hemispheric oxygen saturation levels to ensure that cerebral perfusion was not impaired. The procedure was uneventful, and the patient was extubated 8 hours later without neurocognitive deficit.
Mohamed A A Hassan; Christopher Rozario; Hany Elsayed; Karim Morcos; Russell Millner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2010-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1700-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiothoracic Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / metabolism*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Oxygen / metabolism*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*
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