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Chief Resident

In our center it has been controversial to use D-dimer as a tool to start or stop anticoagulation. Many opatients come to the ER with >1000 ng/dl as a baseline result. D-dimer is not specific. In the trial about non-critically ill patients, anticoagulations seems to improve outcomes even with low D-dimer leves.

Do you consider we can use high vs low D-dimer levels as a criteria to start or stop anticoagulation?