NEW ORLEANS — An age-adjusted cut-off for D-dimer testing safely ruled out pulmonary embolism in elderly patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism, according to results of a prospective, multicenter study presented at the ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Marc Righini, MD, MSc, of the division of angiology and hemostasis at Geneva University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Switzerland, and colleagues evaluated data from 3,346 patients (median age, 62 years; 57% women) who visited emergency rooms in several countries for suspected PE between 2010 and 2013.
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