An abnormal D-dimer test result indicated that anticoagulation should be continued

March 2007
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p29
Academic Journal
The article cites a research study focusing on the patients with a first episode of venous thromboembolism (VTE), who had received vitamin-K antagonists. An abnormal D-dimer test conducted on these patients indicated that anticoagulation therapy of theses patients should be continued. Patients with abnormal D-dimer levels, who did not resume anticoagulation had confirmed recurrent VTE or major bleeding events than those who resumed anticoagulation.


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