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The value of blood D-dimer test in the diagnosis of walk-in patients with venous thromboembolism

Authors Yasuoka, Kubota S

Published 1 March 2011 Volume 2011:7 Pages 125—127

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S16949

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Shozo Yasuoka, Shunichiro Kubota
Yasuoka Clinic, Musashino City, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and related pulmonary thromboembolism are life-threatening diseases that require efficient diagnosis and clinical management. While the diagnosis and treatment of VTE in hospitalized patients has been extensively studied, less has been reported on walk-in patients with VTE. Here we report on four outpatients with VTE that were efficiently diagnosed using the blood D-dimer test and successfully treated.

Keywords: venous thromboembolism, pulmonary thromboembolism, blood D-dimer test

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