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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Is the Carotid Artery a Window to the Left Ventricle?

Jon-Emile S Kenny

Keywords : Carotid ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound, Fluid responsiveness, Velocity time integral

Citation Information : Kenny JS. Is the Carotid Artery a Window to the Left Ventricle?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (3):406-406.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24140

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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