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Video 09-02: Longitudinal view of a normal IVC

From: Pocket Guide to POCUS: Point-of-Care Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

In the longitudinal view, the IVC can be seen changing from 2 centimeters to an almost complete collapse. The collapsibility should be measured approximately 1 cm distal to the confluence of the hepatic veins, and normal respirations should be used. In this video of the author's IVC, he may have sniffed to exaggerate the effect.

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