Impact of ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography on treatment duration of pulmonary embolism.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
The aim of the study was to establish whether the duration of anticoagulant (AC) therapy can be tailored, on an objective basis, by using ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/P SPECT) and to assess the extent of residual perfusion defects over time. In particular, we addressed the following: (a) is the extent of perfusion recovery at 3 months of initial pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis a satisfactory criterion for deciding the duration of oral AC? (b) Is it safe to withdraw AC at 3 months if perfusion recovery is complete?
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Nuclear Medicine Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
No data available