Pleural effusion as an indicator of short term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism.


OLGUN YILDIZELİ Ş. , Kasapoglu U. S. , Arikan H. , Cimsit C., ÇİMŞİT N. Ç. , Suzer Aslan M., ...More

Tuberkuloz ve toraks, vol.66, no.3, pp.185-196, 2018 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.67203
  • Title of Journal : Tuberkuloz ve toraks
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-196
  • Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion, mortality, predictor, RIGHT-VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, RISK STRATIFICATION, SEVERITY INDEX, THROMBOEMBOLISM, METAANALYSIS, ANGIOGRAPHY, BIOMARKERS, CT

Abstract

Pleural effusion as an indicator of short term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism Introduction: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is known as one of the major causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Identification of high risk patients for short term and long-term mortality is crucial. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the prognostic importance of simplified pulmonary embolism severity index (sPESI), radiological investigations and comorbidities in terms of short-term mortality by simultaneous assessment of sPESI score, pulmonary computed tomography (CT) angiography findings and underlying comorbidities in patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism.