Differential diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia from acute heart failure in pandemic: Importance of radiological and laboratory findings


Kasapogu U. S. , Gok A. , Delen L. A. , Sayan H., Kacmaz O. , Cagasar O., ...More

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAKS-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.69, no.2, pp.177-186, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.20219807
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAKS-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-186

Abstract

Introduction: COVID-19 pneumonia typically presents with high fever, cough, and shortness of breath and on thorax computed tomography (CT) peripheral ground glass opacities help the diagnosis. Although typical imaging findings for COVID-19 pneumonia are specified in thorax CT, these findings can confused with other diseases. The aim of this study is to investigate the roles of radiological imaging and laboratory findings in the differential diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia and acute heart failure (AHF).