Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, June 21st, 2004
D-dimer tests measure the amount of D-dimer in a person's blood. D-dimer is a breakdown product of the protein fibrin, which is found in blood clots. People with an unusual amount of D-dimer in their blood presumably have blood clots somewhere in their body.
The study looked at 426 patients who underwent both CT angiography of the lungs and D-dimer level evaluation. A total of 84 of those patients had negative...
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