[The value of echocardiography in diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism].

@article{Niedermeyer1993TheVO,
  title={[The value of echocardiography in diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism].},
  author={Jeanne G. Niedermeyer and Werner Guenther Daniel},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie},
  year={1993},
  volume={82 Suppl 2},
  pages={13-20}
}
The technology of echocardiographic imaging is now widely available and has become increasingly important in the diagnosis of severe pulmonary embolism. In this setting transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography (TTE) permits a rapid and non-invasive bed-side assessment of right ventricular size and systolic function. Doppler techniques facilitate precise measurements of pulmonary arterial pressures. These parameters can be easily followed after initiating therapy and allow to recognize… CONTINUE READING