Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Mixed venous oxygen saturation predicts short- and long-term outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a retrospective cohort analysis
Holm J, Håkanson E, Vánky F, et al (Linköping Univ, Sweden) Br J Anaesth 107:344-350, 2011§
Complications of an inadequate haemodynamic state are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. Unfortunately, commonly used methods to assess haemodynamic status are not well documented with respect to outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate Svo2 as a prognostic marker for short- and long-term outcome in a large unselected coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cohort and in subgroups with or without treatment for intraoperative heart failure.
Two thousand seven hundred and fifty-five consecutive CABG patients and subgroups comprising 344 patients with and 2411 patients without intraoperative heart failure, respectively, were investigated. Svo2 was routinely measured on admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). The mean (sd) follow-up was 10.2 (1.5) yr.