Can we use CT pulmonary angiography as an alternative to echocardiography in determining right ventricular dysfunction and its severity in patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolism?


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Çok G. , Taşbakan M. S. , Ceylan N. , Bayraktaroğlu S. , Duman S.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.31, pp.172-178, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11604-012-0164-6
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-178
  • Keywords: Computed tomography, Echocardiography, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Right ventricular dysfunction, CHEST COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, EMBOLISM, ENLARGEMENT, OBSTRUCTION, PREDICTION, INDEX

Abstract

Our aim was to investigate the role of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in the diagnosis of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) and massive pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE).