Review: Positive D-dimer results predict recurrence after first unprovoked VTE regardless of test timing or cutpoint, or patient age

Witt, Daniel M.
January 2011
ACP Journal Club;1/18/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study investigating whether D-dimer levels after cessation of anticoagulation therapy predict risk for recurrence in patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). The study found that positive D-dimer test results after cessation of anticoagulation predict recurrence, regardless of test timing or cutpoint, or patient age, in patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism.


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