Prediction of right ventricular dysfunction from radiographic estimates of right descending pulmonary artery in hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism patients


Abul Y., Ozsu S., KARAKURT S. , ÖZBEN SADIÇ B. , DURMUŞ İ., Toprak A., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.20, no.2, pp.184-189, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2013.0032
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.184-189

Abstract

Background: The evaluation of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction by echocardiography is one of the most important established determinants of the prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism. The aim of the study was to investigate possible association between diameter of right descending pulmonary artery on chest X-rays and RV dysfunction by echocardiography in hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism patients.