Efficacy of near-infrared spectrometry for monitoring the cerebral effects of severe dilutional anemia.

Cem A., Serpil U. O. Z. , Fevzi T. , Murat O., Umit G., Esin E., et al.

The heart surgery forum, cilt.17, 2014 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1532/hsf98.2013293
  • Dergi Adı: The heart surgery forum


Introduction: Clear guidelines for red cell transfusion during cardiac surgery have not yet been established. The current focus on blood conservation during cardiac surgery has increased the urgency to determine the minimum safe hematocrit for these patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether monitoring of cerebral regional oxygen saturation (rSO(2)) via near-infrared spectrometry (NIRS) is effective for assessing the cerebral effects of severe dilutional anemia during elective coronary arterial bypass graft surgery (CABG).