Prognostic significance of PaO2/PaCO2 ratio in normotensive patients with pulmonary embolism


Ozsu S. S. , Abul Y. , Yilmaz I., Ozsu A., ÖZTUNA F. , BÜLBÜL Y. , ...More

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.6, no.2, pp.104-111, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1752-699x.2011.00253.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-111
  • Keywords: PaO2, PaCO2 ratio, prognosis, pulmonary embolism, survival, RIGHT-VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, CHEST COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, RISK STRATIFICATION, TROPONIN-I, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT, OBSTRUCTION INDEX, GAS-EXCHANGE, FOLLOW-UP, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Abstract

Introduction: Risk stratification remains controversial in patients with normotensive pulmonary embolism (PE). The debate has recently focused right ventricular dysfunction detected by echocardiography or spiral computed tomography (CT) and cardiac biomarkers.