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Love this series….click the image to see their summation; more to follow.

The Bottomline crew show us the value of IVC scanning to assess fluid responsiveness in our patients. Particular importance on ICU and this study chooses a subset with SAH (Fisher Grade 3/4).

The Bottom Line conclude…
In patients with a grade 3/4 SAH and a low cardiac index, who are mechanically ventilated with tidal volumes of 8ml/kg, and are sedated and paralysed, dIVC was a useful predictor of fluid responsiveness. Further trials will need to determine if these results can apply to other populations.

We have added 2 links to IVC scanning to our FICE Echo section of the site too…

How to find the IVC

IVC Collapsibility

IVC Collapsibility M-Mode