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Estimation of central venous pressure by ultrasound of the internal jugular vein.
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PMID:  10919533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes a simple, new technique using ultrasound (US) to estimate central venous pressure (CVP). The sonographic patterns of the internal jugular vein (IJV) with a low, normal, and elevated CVP are also described. Although bedside visual inspection of the height of the jugular veins as an estimate of CVP has been an integral part of the physical examination, its major limitation has been that the jugular veins are not always observable. In obese patients, a layer of fat often obscures the jugular pulsations. US has proven to be a powerful tool to noninvasively visualize neck veins in the emergency department. Bedside US of the IJV, performed by emergency physicians, provides immediate, important information that cannot be obtained without invasive catheters.
B Lipton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-17     Completed Date:  2000-08-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Anaheim, CA 92807, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Central Venous Pressure*
Jugular Veins / physiology*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*

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