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Table 2 Comparison between CT findings in patients who require and do not require ICU admission

From: Role of multidetector CT in predicting patient outcome in cases of pulmonary embolism: correlation between imaging findings, ICU admissions and mortality rate

CTPA parameter ICU admission P
Yes (n = 36)
mm, Mean ± SD
n (%)
No (n = 24)
mm, Mean ± SD
n (%)
MPA diameter 37.1 ± 5.6 30.8 ± 6.0 0.031
RV diameter 53.1 ± 7.0 45.6 ± 9.6 0.074
LV diameter 29.3 ± 2.8 40.8 ± 7.4 0.000
RV/LV ratio > 1 1.8 ± 0.18 1.1 ± 0.26 0.000
IVC diameter 38.0 ± 3.3 33.1 ± 7.3 0.095
Left-sided septal deviation
Yes
No
36 (100)
0 (0.0)
6 (25)
18 (75)
0.005
Contrast reflux into IVC
Yes
No
30 (83.3)
6 (16.7)
6 (25)
18 (75)
0.028
  1. CTPA CT pulmonary angiography, ICU intensive care unit, n number, SD standard deviation, PA pulmonary artery, RV right ventricle, LV left ventricle, IVC inferior vena cava