TITLE

Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography and prognostic significance in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

AUTHOR(S)
Ghuysen, A.; Ghaye, B.; Willems, V.; Lambermont, B.; Gerard, P.; Dondelinger, R. F.; D'orio, V.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Heart;Feb2006, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p254
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses the significance of the use of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in testing the acute pulmonary embolism diagnostic algorithm. However, the estimation of short term prognosis by such method remains to be explored. the author presents an overview of the methodology employed and its corresponding results. The results suggest that the CTPA quantification of right ventricular strain is an accurate predictor of in-hospital death related to pulmonary embolism.
ACCESSION #
19808598

 

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