Evaluation of the diagnostic and prognostic value of plasma D-dimer for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

@article{Golledge2011EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the diagnostic and prognostic value of plasma D-dimer for abdominal aortic aneurysm.},
  author={Jonathan Golledge and Reinhold Muller and Paula Clancy and Moira McCann and Paul E. Norman},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={354-64}
}
AIMS A number of biomarkers have been associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), but there has been no assessment of how such markers along with clinical risk factors can be used to stratify the risk of AAA presence and its progression. The aims of this study were to assess the diagnostic, prognostic, and risk stratification potential of plasma D-dimer for AAA presence and growth. METHODS AND RESULTS We included 1260 subjects (337 with AAA) recruited from a population screening study… CONTINUE READING
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