Value of ischemia-modified albumin in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

Turedi S., Gunduz A., Mentese A., Karahan S. C., Yilmaz S. E., Eroglu O., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.25, no.7, pp.770-773, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common condition, but the diagnostic strategy for the evaluation of suspected PE is somewhat controversial. Despite the use of various biochemical markers (such as D-dimer and C-reactive protein) and various probability calculation algorithms based on clinical findings for that purpose, there is still a need for more specific and practical markers in PE diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels in the diagnosis of PE.