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

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Author(s): Shozo Yasuoka | Shunichiro Kubota

Journal: Vascular Health and Risk Management
ISSN 1176-6344

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Shozo Yasuoka, Shunichiro KubotaYasuoka Clinic, Musashino City, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: 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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