The Influence of Passive Leg Elevation on the Cross-Sectional Area of the Internal Jugular Vein and the Subclavian Vein in Awake Adults

@article{Kim2008TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Passive Leg Elevation on the Cross-Sectional Area of the Internal Jugular Vein and the Subclavian Vein in Awake Adults},
  author={J-T Kim and H-S Kim and Young-Jin Lim and Jae Hyun Bahk and K.-H. Lee and C.-S. Kim and S-D Kim and Y. Jeon},
  journal={Anaesthesia and Intensive Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={65 - 68}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of passive leg elevation and Trendelenburg position on the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the internal jugular (IJ) and subclavian veins (SCV). Ultrasound imaging was used for the following measurements of both the IJV and SCV: baseline in the supine position (control); Trendelenburg position 15°; reverse Trendelenburg position 15° and passive leg elevation 50°. Twenty healthy male volunteers were studied. Mean CSA of the IJV was 1.12±0.57 cm2… 

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