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What does a long-tail in a d-dimer test mean? Has high-cholesterol and family history of high b.P./strokes. Had chest pain and shortness of breath
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Complicated question
D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis.
It is so named because it contains two cross linked d fragments of the fibrinogen protein .It is use to checked blood clots.The other part when you have all these factors, you have tendency for stroke.

In brief: Complicated question
D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis.
It is so named because it contains two cross linked d fragments of the fibrinogen protein .It is use to checked blood clots.The other part when you have all these factors, you have tendency for stroke.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: D dimer
D dimer tests have good negative predictive valu, meaning that if negative, a clot can be ruled out.
D- dimer has a long and a short chain. Long chained d- dimer are supposedly associated with stroke.

In brief: D dimer
D dimer tests have good negative predictive valu, meaning that if negative, a clot can be ruled out.
D- dimer has a long and a short chain. Long chained d- dimer are supposedly associated with stroke.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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