ROBERT H. GOLDMAN, M.D.; BLAINE BRANIFF, M.D.; DONALD C. HARRISON, M.D.; ALFRED P. SPIVACK, M.D.
A technique for detecting changes in myocardial function in patients with myocardial infarction by serial measurements of central venous oxygen saturation is described. The results obtained in 27 patients are reported. Three cases representing uncomplicated myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction with congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction with congestive heart failure and shock are presented. The theoretical basis for using central venous oxygen saturation as a guide to myocardial function is discussed.
GOLDMAN RH, BRANIFF B, HARRISON DC, SPIVACK AP. The Use of Central Venous Oxygen Saturation Measurements in a Coronary Care Unit. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1280–1287. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1280
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1280-1287.
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