Ultrasound has become an indispensable tool while caring for critically ill patients. Increasing availability at bedside and the role that it plays in the diagnosis and management of patients had made that clinicians incorporate ultrasound as a part of their bedside clinical examination. Some colleagues argue that it can be a good hemodynamic tool too, however, others disagree.


Dr Laura GALARZA. Intensivist at the University General Hospital in Castellon, Spain and Deputy Chair of the ESICM NEXT committee.

Prof Xavier MONNET. Professor of Intensive Care at the Paris-South University, working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of the Bicêtre Hospital. Prof. Monnet’s main fields of research are acute circulatory failure and its treatment, haemodynamic monitoring and heart-lung interactions. He is the Chair of the ESICM cardiovascular dynamics section. 

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