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


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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/arm.2019.0012
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCES IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • 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

Abstract

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.