Central venous vs. Mixed venous O2 #anesthesia

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simplified diagram of the human venous system ...
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I’ve spent this weekend doing oral board studying, which has actually taught me a lot about what I’ve either forgotten or didn’t know!  (scary!)

I came across a paper that does a great job of explaining the differences between these 2 venous sats and what they mean, how we measure them, and why we even care!

http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiology/Fulltext/2009/09000/Role_of_Central_and_Mixed_Venous_Oxygen_Saturation.35.aspx?WT.mc_id=HPxADx20100319xMP

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