214 Searching for optimal indices of right ventricular overload in prognosis prediction in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

2005 European Journal of Echocardiography  
Objective: Echocardiographically detected right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a generally accepted risk factor in normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). However, there is no agreement which parameters o1 RV overload are the most important. Therefore we assessed generally measured indices of RV overload in prediction of complicated in-hospital course after APE. Material and Method: We investigated 98 normotensive on admission patients (35M, 64F, aged 62±18 years) with
more » ... APE. On admission TTE was performed for the assessment of RV diameter, RV/LV, IVC, tricuspid valve peak systolic gradient (TVPG), acceleration time of plumonary ejection (ACT) and RV hypokinesis.
doi:10.1016/s1525-2167(05)80068-x fatcat:6r6puzncw5gzbgzullooqvnsf4