Emergency Medicine

Role of D-dimer in suspected thromboembolism

D-dimer testing is now routinely done in the emergency department. How should the results be interpreted in the setting of a patient presenting with possible thromboembolism?—Erik L. Schuls, MD, Gastonia, N.C. The very high sensitivity and negative predictive value of certain D-dimer assays make them useful to help rule out thromboembolism in patients with a…

Next post in Advisor Forum