Barometric pressure and the incidence of pulmonary embolism

Meral M., Mirici A. , Aslan S., Akgun M., Kaynar H., Saglam L., ...Daha Fazla

CHEST, cilt.128, sa.4, ss.2190-2194, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 128 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1378/chest.128.4.2190
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2190-2194


Objectives: Reports in the literature suggest that weather changes may play a role in venous thrombotic disease. An increase in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) during the spring season led us to investigate the relationship between atmospheric pressure (AP) and the incidence of PE, as diagnosed in most of the patients by helical CT angiography, and in the minority of patients by conventional pulmonary angiography and lung scanning.