Cerebral desaturation can be common, costly, and debilitating1,2,3

In clinical trials, cerebral desaturation during cardiac surgery is associated with:

  • Postoperative major organ morbidity and mortality([FOOTNOTE=Murkin JM, Adams SJ, Novick RJ, et al. Monitoring brain oxygen saturation during coronary bypass surgery: a randomized, prospective study. Anesth Analg. 2007;104(1):51-58.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Neurologic injury2,([FOOTNOTE=Slater JP, Guarino T, Stack J, et al. Cerebral oxygen desaturation predicts cognitive decline and longer hospital stay after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;87(1):36-44; discussion 44-35.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Yao FS, Tseng CC, Ho CY, Levin SK, Illner P. Cerebral oxygen desaturation is associated with early postoperative neuropsychological dysfunction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004;18(5):552-558.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Increased time on mechanical ventilation([FOOTNOTE=Goldman S, Sutter F, Ferdinand F, Trace C. Optimizing intraoperative cerebral oxygen delivery using noninvasive cerebral oximetry decreases the incidence of stroke for cardiac surgical patients. Heart Surg Forum. 2004;7(5):E376-381.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Prolonged hospital stay3,4

Reversing cerebral desaturation with cerebral oximetry-guided care

Cerebral oximetry guided identification of cerebral desaturation coupled with an interventional algorithm targeting common causes of inadequate tissue oxygenation can decrease the burden of cerebral oxygen desaturation.1

Cerebral oximetry-guided care and interventions may improve outcomes