Usefulness of right ventricular strain assessment in submassive pulmonary thromboembolism undergoing ultrasound-facilitated thrombolysis

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  • Massive and submassive pulmonary thromboembolism carry significant morbidity and mortality. We present an elderly female who was diagnosed with a submassive pulmonary embolism by computed tomographic angiography and treated with ultrasound-facilitated thrombolysis (UFT). This case demonstrates the usefulness of right ventricular longitudinal strain measurements by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in the evaluation of right ventricular function before and after UFT. Evaluation of right ventricle longitudinal strain by speckle tracking echocardiography may supplement other parameters in the assessment of right ventricular function in these patients.
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    Author List

  • Dod HS; Nanda A; Nanda NC; Klas B; Singh S; Salama AY; Akdogan RE; Fadala H; Abdelsalam MGA; Ahmed M
  • Start Page

  • 1581
  • End Page

  • 1585
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 8