Ecocardiografia: Embolia e prognóstico

Prognostic Value of Echocardiography in Normotensive Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism ONLINE FIRST

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Objectives  The goal of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of echocardiographic indices of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) for prediction of pulmonary embolism–related 30-day mortality or need for rescue thrombolysis in initially normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE).

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Conclusions  TAPSE is preferable to the RV/LV ratio for risk stratification in initially normotensive patients with APE. TAPSE ≤15 mm identifies patients with an increased risk of 30-day APE-related mortality, whereas TAPSE >20 mm can be used for identification of a very low-risk group.

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É incrível como uma medida simples e fácil como a TAPSE pode fornecer informações valiosas de prognóstico na embolia.

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