Barometric pressure and the incidence of pulmonary embolism

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

CHEST, vol.128, no.4, pp.2190-2194, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.128.4.2190
  • Title of Journal : CHEST
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.