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Can a good d-dimer blood test result help exclude an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

At this stage, the use of d-dimer levels for AAA screening is experimental and may be used in conjunction with other screening modalities (ultrasound / ct scans).
It would not be safe to only use d-dimer levels to screen for aaa's.

In brief: No

At this stage, the use of d-dimer levels for AAA screening is experimental and may be used in conjunction with other screening modalities (ultrasound / ct scans).
It would not be safe to only use d-dimer levels to screen for aaa's.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Need ultrasound.

In brief: No

Need ultrasound.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

D-dimer is used to assess for deep vein thrombosis, blood clot in veins, usually the legs.
The best screening test for AAA is an ultrasound.

In brief: No

D-dimer is used to assess for deep vein thrombosis, blood clot in veins, usually the legs.
The best screening test for AAA is an ultrasound.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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