4. VExUS Score Step 1: IVC Assessment

VExUS Score Step 1: IVC Assessment

Acquiring the IVC view with Ultrasound:

Place the probe in the subxiphoid position and get the IVC in the long-axis view. Most people will know how to perform an IVC exam,

Interpretation of IVC Measurements:

Evaluate the size and collapsibility of the IVC.

If the maximum IVC diameter is <2cm, then there is no significant venous congestion (at least cardiac related). You can stop the exam here and the VExUS score is 0.

If IVC is >2cm then proceed to the next steps.