J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2021 May 18. Epub 2021 May 18.
Department of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.; Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.; Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Objective: During episodes of low cardiac output, sympathetic neurohumoral responses with peripheral vasoconstriction result in an increase in the core-peripheral temperature gradient (CPTG). However, assessment of CPTG as a surrogate of low cardiac output and a predictor of outcomes in pediatric cardiac patients rarely has been performed. In this retrospective study, the authors assessed the prognostic abilities of CPTG, skin temperature, and serum lactate level for predicting clinical outcomes. Read More