D-dimer in acute aortic dissection.

  title={D-dimer in acute aortic dissection.},
  author={Thomas Weber and Sonja H{\"o}gler and Johann Auer and Robert Berent and Elisabeth Lassnig and Erich Kvas and Bernd Eber},
  volume={123 5},
  • Thomas Weber, Sonja Högler, +4 authors Bernd Eber
  • Published 2003 in Chest
STUDY OBJECTIVE Laboratory testing plays a minor role in the assessment of aortic dissection. Its main value is in the exclusion of other diseases. Following an incidental observation, we systematically investigated the relationship between elevated d-dimer levels and acute aortic dissection. DESIGN We prospectively tested d-dimer levels in patients with suspected acute aortic dissection (10 patients). In addition, we investigated 14 patients who had received a confirmed diagnosis of thoracic… CONTINUE READING