Artículos de revistas
Volumetric Capnography As A Noninvasive Diagnostic Procedure In Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism.
Jornal Brasileiro De Pneumologia : Publicaça̋o Oficial Da Sociedade Brasileira De Pneumologia E Tisilogia. v. 34, n. 5, p. 328-32, 2008-May.
Moreira, Marcos Mello
Terzi, Renato Giuseppe Giovanni
Pereira, Mônica Corso
Grangeia, Tiago de Araújo Guerra
Paschoal, Ilma Aparecida
Pulmonary thromboembolism is a common condition. Its diagnosis usually requires pulmonary scintigraphy, computed angiotomography, pulmonary arteriography and, in order to rule out other diagnoses, the measurement of D-dimer levels. Due to the fact that these diagnostic methods are not available in most Brazilian hospitals, the validation of other diagnostic techniques is of fundamental importance. We describe a case of a woman with chronic pulmonary hypertension who experienced a pulmonary thromboembolism event. Pulmonary scintigraphy, computed angiotomography and pulmonary arteriography were used in the diagnosis. The D-dimer test result was positive. Volumetric capnography was performed at admission and after treatment. The values obtained were compared with the imaging test results.34328-32