Evaluation of Inferior Vena Cava/Abdominal Aorta Diameter Index in Pulmonary Embolism


Gökçen E., Demir B., Savrun A., Çaltekin İ., Yıldırım G., Korkmaz H., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.19, no.2, pp.82-88, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/eajem.galenos.2020.26122
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-88
  • Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, inferior vena cava diameter, aortic diameter, RIGHT-VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, RIGHT HEART, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, ANGIOGRAPHY, GUIDELINES, MORTALITY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Among cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious emergency with high mortality. Right ventricular dysfunction due to an excessive increase in pulmonary artery pressure is considered a major cause of death in vigorous PE. We aimed to assess the predictive value of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA)-based morphometric measurements of right heart function in the diagnosis of PE.