Resuscitation of the pregnant patient: What is the effect of patient positioning on inferior vena cava diameter?

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STUDY OBJECTIVE Patients in the third trimester of pregnancy presenting to the emergency department (ED) with hypotension are routinely placed in the left lateral tilt (LLT) position to relieve inferior vena cava (IVC) compression from the gravid uterus thereby increasing venous return. However, the relationship between patient position and proximal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2012.11.011

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@article{Fields2013ResuscitationOT, title={Resuscitation of the pregnant patient: What is the effect of patient positioning on inferior vena cava diameter?}, author={J. Matthew Fields and Katherine Catallo and Arthur K Au and Masashi Rotte and David Leventhal and Stuart Weiner and Bon S. Ku}, journal={Resuscitation}, year={2013}, volume={84 3}, pages={304-8} }