Article Abstract

Inferior vena cava variation predicts fluid responsiveness during dysrhythmias: a rational rearrangement of chairs on The Titanic

Authors: Rory J. Spiegel, Michael T. McCurdy


Fluid responsiveness, or identifying those patients whose position on the Frank-Starling curve will improve with fluid administration, has been a fundamental component of caring for critically ill patients even before critical care medicine became a specialty.