Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
On-line version ISSN 1729-519X
ILLODO HERNANDEZ, Oscar et al. Oximetry monitoring of the jugular vein bulb. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
Monitoring internal jugular vein blood to determine cerebral oxygenation has regained interest because it allows a global assessment of the balance between demand and supply resources of oxygen in the brain. The direct measurement of arterial pressure is considered as a necessity. However it's not always possible to neither achieve an arterial access nor even monitor the arterial pressure with a non invasive technique. The clinical and physiological importance of the techniques described in this review, as well as the national and international experiences in the topic, allow us to know that the main utility of the SvyO 2 is the detection of cerebral ischemia and the implementation of an adequate and early treatment. This monitoring in real time makes possible the brain's fisological environment and it can also improve the final clinical results however, its limitations must be known and assessed.
Keywords : Cerebral Oxigenation; Oxygen Saturation; Jugular vein bulb.