Q) Pulmonary Embolism is a life threatening condition commonly seen in the ICU setting. Which of the following is not a feature of Echocardiography in patients with pulmonary embolism
a) Right ventricular dilatation with increased RV/LV diameter
b) Mitral Regurgitation
c) Bowing of interventricular septum
d) Pulmonary artery dilatation
Its tricuspid regurgitation because the increased pressure is reflected on to the right side of the heart
Echocardiography is a useful tool in unstable patients because it is non invasive and readily available. Transesophageal Echocardiography is more sensitive.