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Volume assessment and fluid responsiveness 

Volume assessment and fluid responsiveness
Volume assessment and fluid responsiveness

Claire Colebourn

and Jim Newton

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date: 18 June 2021

This chapter looks in detail at the assessment of fluid responsiveness using transthoracic echocardiography. It includes an explanation of static and dynamic markers of fluid responsiveness and a description of the importance of heart–lung interaction in understanding fluid responsiveness. It provides a step-by-step guide to the different techniques available for assessment and looks closely at how this assessment varies according to whether the patient is spontaneously breathing or mechanically ventilated.

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