Internal jugular vein height and inferior vena cava diameter measurement using ultrasound to determine central venous pressure: A correlation study

Nik Azlan Nik Muhamad, Ruth Sabrina Safferi, Colin Earnest Robertson

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Objective: To determine the correlation between central venous pressure (CVP) measured by conventional central venous access and ultrasonographic measurement of internal jugular vein (IJV) height and inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter. Methods: A prospective, cross-sectional, convenience sampling observational study. Results: 25 patients from the Emergency Department (ED) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) were studied between 1st March and 30th April 2013. The median age was 63 years (95% CI 54-67). There was a significant correlation between IJV height and CVP using central venous access (r=0.64 p<0.001). Correlation between IVC diameter in end expiration and CVP was 0.74 (p<0.001). An IJV height measurement >8cm predicted a CVP >8cm H2O (sensitivity 71.4%, specificity of 83.3%). Conclusion: Measurement of IJV height and IVC diameter by ultrasonography correlates well with invasive CVP and is useful for the assessment of volume status in critically ill patients in the ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Central Venous Pressure
Jugular Veins
Inferior Vena Cava
Hospital Emergency Service
Sampling Studies
Malaysia
Critical Illness
Observational Studies
Ultrasonography
Sensitivity and Specificity

Keywords

  • Central venous pressure
  • Inferior vena cava diameter
  • Internal jugular vein height
  • Ultrasonography

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  • Medicine(all)

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Internal jugular vein height and inferior vena cava diameter measurement using ultrasound to determine central venous pressure : A correlation study. / Nik Muhamad, Nik Azlan; Safferi, Ruth Sabrina; Robertson, Colin Earnest.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 70, No. 2, 2015, p. 63-66.

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