Relationship between cardiac troponin-T and right ventricular Tei index in patients with hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism: an observational study

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Ozsu S. S., Kiris A., BÜLBÜL Y., ÖZTUNA F., KARAMAN K., KUTLU M., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.12, no.8, pp.659-665, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2012.218
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-665
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The role of increased troponin level in risk stratification of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is well documented. However, relation between right ventricular (RV) myocardial performance (Tei) index and cardiac troponin-T (cTn-T) has not been well investigated. The purpose of this observational prospective study was to assess the relationship between the RV Tei index and cTn-T in patients with acute normotensive PE.