Prognostic value of red cell distribution width and echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary embolism

Creative Commons License

Kucuk M., ÖZTUNA F., Abul Y., Ozsu S., KUTLU M., ÖZLÜ T.

ADVANCES IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.87, no.2, pp.69-76, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/arm.2019.0012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-76
  • Keywords: chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, red cell distribution width, pulmonary embolism, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, tricuspid jet velocity, FOLLOW-UP, DIAGNOSIS, MORTALITY, SURVIVAL, DOPPLER, HEART
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Pulmonary embolism (PTE) is a common cardiovascular emergency. We aimed to predict mortality in the acute phase and to assess the development of pulmonary hypertension in the chronic period with the combined use of red cell distribution width (RDW) and echocardiography (ECHO) for the prognosis of PTE.