Right ventricular strain rate predicts clinical outcomes in patients with acute pulmonary embolism.

@article{Stergiopoulos2011RightVS,
  title={Right ventricular strain rate predicts clinical outcomes in patients with acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Kathleen Stergiopoulos and Samira Bahrainy and Paul M Strachan and S. S. Kort},
  journal={Acute cardiac care},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={181-8}
}
BACKGROUND Echocardiographic quantification of global and regional right ventricular (RV) function is critical in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), but remains a challenge particularly in acute RV dilatation. METHODS Apical two-dimensional images of patients with acute PE were analyzed using both conventional and speckle tracking imaging compared with controls; patients with PE were divided into those who received thrombolysis and those who did not. The basal, mid and apical… CONTINUE READING

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