Diagnosing Hypovolemia in Critically Ill Patients

  • A. Perner
  • U. G. Pedersen
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 2010)


Hypovolemia is frequent in critically ill patients. There is little doubt that when left unrecognized and thus untreated hypovolemia will worsen patient outcome [1]. Therefore, it is more than likely that adequate fluid resuscitation could improve the outcome of a huge number of critically ill patients worldwide. The administration of fluid is a simple and inexpensive procedure, so one of the barriers for optimal fluid therapy is likely to lie in the diagnosis of hypovolemia.


Stroke Volume Fluid Responsiveness Pulse Pressure Variation Stroke Volume Variation Fluid Challenge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Perner
    • 1
  • U. G. Pedersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intensive CareUniversity Hospital RigshospitaletCopenhagenDenmark

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