Prognostic value of D-dimer in patients with pulmonary embolism.

  title={Prognostic value of D-dimer in patients with pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Drahomir A Aujesky and P M Roy and Meyer Guy and Jacques Cornuz and Olivier Sanchez and A Perrier},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  volume={96 4},
D-dimer levels appear to be associated with the extent of the thromboembolic burden in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). We therefore hypothesized that D-dimer levels at admission would be associated with prospective risk of mortality in patients with PE. We used data from 366 patients diagnosed with PE at four hospital emergency departments. A highly sensitive D-dimer test was prospectively performed at admission. The outcome was overall mortality within three months. We divided patients… CONTINUE READING