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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In addition to the standard anesthetic monitoring (electrocardiography [ECG], pulse oximetry, nasopharyngeal temperature, urine output, and gas analysis), there are a number of specific monitoring requirements for cardiac surgery, including the following:

  • Invasive blood pressure

  • Central venous access

  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

  • Neurologic monitoring

  • Pulmonary artery pressure monitoring with a Swan-Ganz catheter

  • Cerebral oxygen saturation monitors bilaterally


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