Monday Apr 18, 2022

Estimating Jugular Venous Pressure: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Can Help - Frankly Speaking Ep 272

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Overview: Clinicians need to accurately assess the degree of heart failure at the bedside to make appropriate management decisions. However, the common bedside practice of estimating right atrial pressure by measuring jugular venous pressure (JVP) has several accuracy limitations. This session focuses on the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) to improve the accuracy of JVP measurements. Join us to hear the salient findings from a recent study comparing POC-US measurements to right heart catheterization measurements, and walk away with a clear understanding of how POC-US can quickly and easily improve accuracy.

Episode resource links:

  • Wang L, Harrison J, Dranow E, Aliyev N, Khor L. Accuracy of Ultrasound Jugular Venous Pressure Height in Predicting Central Venous Congestion. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Dec 28. doi: 10.7326/M21-2781. Epub ahead of print.

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP

Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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