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Redefinition of diagnostic role of inferior vena cava ultrasonography in the identification of acute heart failure

Published:April 18, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2014.04.016
      We have read with great interest the report of Yavasi et al [
      • Yavasi O.
      • Unluer E.E.
      • Kayayurt K.
      • et al.
      Monitoring the response to treatment of acute heart failure patients by ultrasonographic inferior vena cava collapsibility index.
      ] entitled “Monitoring the response to treatment of acute heart failure patients by ultrasonographic inferior vena cava collapsibility index,” in which the authors explore the role of sonographic measurements of inferior vena caval (IVC) diameters and inferior vena caval–collapsibility index (IVC-CI) (ie, measurement of respiratory variation of IVC diameter) in the monitoring of acute heart failure (AHF) therapy in the emergency department.
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