Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Exam
Do you know how to detect the fluid status during a point-of-care-ultrasound examination of the inferior vena cava (IVC)?
Note the difference in diameter of the IVC during inspiration.
1. For the large finding, which diagnosis do you think it is?
a. Pulmonary embolism (PE)
b. Congestive heart failure (CHF)
2. For the collapsed IVC, which is it?