Monitoring the response to treatment of acute heart failure patients by ultrasonographic inferior vena cava collapsibility index


Yavasi O. , Unluer E. E. , Kayayurt K., Ekinci S., Saglam C., Surum N., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.32, no.5, pp.403-407, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.12.046
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-407

Abstract

Objective: Our aim was to determine if N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) or sonographic measurements of inferior vena caval (IVC) diameters and collapsibility index (IVC-CI) have a role in the monitoring of acute heart failure (AHF) therapy.