ScvO2Central Venous Oxygen Saturation
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Low ScvO2 is a key indicator of the blood oxygen imbalance associated with severe sepsis and septic shock, which can contribute significantly to multiple organ failure and death.
Rivers, who led the study, which builds on earlier work by Professor Konrad Reinhart of the University of Jena (Germany), showing the value of ScvO2 measurement as a diagnostic tool.