[Clot burden score in the evaluation of right ventricular dysfunction in acute pulmonary embolism: quantifying the cause and clarifying the consequences].

@article{Rodrigues2012ClotBS,
  title={[Clot burden score in the evaluation of right ventricular dysfunction in acute pulmonary embolism: quantifying the cause and clarifying the consequences].},
  author={B. R. S. Rodrigues and Hugo Correia and Angela Figueiredo and Anne Paula Delgado and Davide Moreira and Lu{\'i}s Ferreira dos Santos and E. C. S. S. Correia and Jo{\~a}o Lu{\'i}s Pipa and Il{\'i}dio Beir{\~a}o and Oliveira Santos},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={687-95}
}
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary angiography by computed tomography (CT) is the method of choice for the detection of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Studies have shown that the severity of PE can be estimated by clot burden scores. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between an angiographic clot burden score (Qanadli score - QS) and parameters of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in patients admitted for PE. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of 107 patients (60% female) admitted to an… CONTINUE READING