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

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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 (ESCI) identifier


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.