Optimal Mean Arterial Pressure Within 24 Hours of Admission for Patients With Intermediate-Risk and High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism

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Chen J, et al. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2020.


We aimed to determine whether the average mean arterial pressure (aMAP) in the first 24 hours of hospital admission is useful in predicting short-term outcomes of patients with intermediate- and high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE). We conducted a single-center retrospective study. From May 2012 to April 2019, 122 patients with intermediate- and high-risk PE were included. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. The secondary outcome was adverse events. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves and cutoff values for aMAP predicting in-hospital death were computed. According to cutoff values, we categorized 5 groups defined as follows: group 1: aMAP < 70 mm Hg; group 2: 70 mm Hg ≤ aMAP < 80 mm Hg; group 3: 80 mm Hg ≤ aMAP < 90 mm Hg; group 4: 90 mm Hg ≤ aMAP <100 mm Hg; and group 5: aMAP ≥ 100 mm Hg. Cox regression models were calculated to investigate associations between aMAP and in-hospital death. In the study group of 122 patients, 15 (12.30%) patients died in the hospital due to PE. The ROC analysis for MAP predicting in-hospital death revealed an area under the curve of 0.729 with a cutoff value of 79.4 mm Hg. Cox regression models showed a significant association between in-hospital death and aMAP group 1 (ref), aMAP group 2 (odds ratio [OR] = 1.680, 95% CI: 0.020-140.335), aMAP group 3 (OR = 0.003, 95% CI: 0.0001-0.343), aMAP group 4 (OR = 0.006, 95% CI: 0.0001-1.671), and aMAP group 5 (OR = 0.003, 95% CI: 0.0001-9.744). In particular, those with an aMAP of 80 to 90 mm Hg had minimum adverse events. The optimal range of MAP for patients with intermediate- and high-risk PE may be 80 to 90 mm Hg.

PMID:32551849 | DOI:10.1177/1076029620933944

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