Hepatic venous Doppler assessment can anticipate simplified pulmonary embolism severity index and right ventricle dysfunction in patients with acute pulmonary embolism


Acar E., Izci S., Inanir M., Yilmaz M. F. , Izgi I. A. , GÖKÇE M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.48, no.5, pp.254-262, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.22825
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-262

Abstract

Purpose Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) is a life-threating cardiothoracic thromboembolic emergency in which right ventricle dysfunction (RVD) is a major concern. In the present study, we examined the hepatic veins (HVs) blood flow with pulsed-wave spectral Doppler ultrasonography to determine its relationship with the simplified pulmonary embolism severity index (sPESI) and the patient's RVD status.