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


GÖKÇEN E. , Demir B., SAVRUN A., ÇALTEKİN İ. , Yildirim G., KORKMAZ H., ...More

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/eajem.galenos.2020.26122
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-88

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.