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Physiologic Shunt and Venous Admixture Ratio

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

An increase in the shunting of blood from the venous (right side) circulation to arterial (left side) circulation can result in hypoxemia. If central lines for sampling mixed venous blood are present, then the Venous Admixture Ratio can be calculated.

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