A 44-year-old member asked:
is an elevated d dimer related to high blood pressure?
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Dr. Diana Metzger answered
29 years experience Cardiology
Not really: D dimer is a marker of clotting. Blood clots in the legs and lungs are associated with elevation. It will also go up with injuries and surgery. Blood pressure may go up as a complication of a blood clot in the lungs or because of the injury or surgery, but elevated BP should not cause increase in d dimer, or vice versa.
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
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