Avoid the Risk

An increased perioperative incidence of cerebral desaturation places patients at increased risk for postoperative complications and additional intraoperative interventions.

Discover below how each of these complications and interventions are impacted.

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INVOS™ Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter for real-time monitoring

Cerebral oxygenation and perfusion can be monitored continuously and noninvasively during cardiac surgery utilizing the INVOS™ cerebral/somatic oximeter. In the event of cerebral desaturation, several interventions are possible for clinicians to correct a decrease in rSO2 values. These interventions target the optimization of those mechanisms that influence cerebral blood supply, inadequate oxygen content, and unmet cerebral metabolic demand.

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