Can someone explain the significance of which limb the pulse oximeter probe is placed on in a child with a cyanotic heart defect with respect to shunting?
jan, thanks for the fascinating explanation! I was finally able to "see" in my mind why left ventricular hypertrophy causes pulmonary hypertension!
What about pulse oximetry in infants with congenital hearts? We use the toes. Does it matter?
Last edit by NancyRN on Nov 16, '03