ABG vs VBG: Arterial vs Venous Blood Gases

ABG
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ABG vs VBG: Arterial vs Venous Blood Gases


ABG
PROS: Tells you exactly what the arterial environment looks like (pH, PaCO2, HCO3)
CONS: Painful, increased risk of bleeding, hematoma, infection, nerve injury, digital

ischemia, injury to staff, delays in care, often requires serial exams


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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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