How are patients monitored during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Answer

In addition to the standard anesthetic monitoring (ECG, pulse oximetry, nasopharyngeal temperature, urine output, gas analysis), specific monitoring requirements for cardiac surgery include the following:

  • Invasive blood pressure

  • Central venous access

  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

  • Neurologic monitoring

  • Monitoring of bilateral cerebral saturations

  • Pulmonary artery pressure monitoring with a Swan-Ganz catheter


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