Echocardiography in Evaluation of Pulmonary Thromboembolism [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2000; 28(4): 254-261

Echocardiography in Evaluation of Pulmonary Thromboembolism

Y.Bülent GÖRENEK1, Y.Yüksel ÇAVUŞOĞLU1, Necmi ATA1

Pulmonary thromboembolism (PT) is a comman disease that is frequently missed in elinical diagnosis. In patients who fail to have the right diagnosis and treatment on time, the mortality of this illness is high. Ventilation-perfusion sean and pulmonary angiography are the definitive diagnostic tests for PT. Unfortunately, these methods have some limitations. Due to its being a safe, noninvasive and easily applicable technique, echocardiography is an altemative method in the evaluation of patients with PT. This review, is a summary on the use of echocardiography in PT and its limitations.

Keywords: Pulmonary thromboembolism, echocardiography

How to cite this article
Y.Bülent GÖRENEK, Y.Yüksel ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Necmi ATA. Echocardiography in Evaluation of Pulmonary Thromboembolism. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2000; 28(4): 254-261
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