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Is there a place for D-dimers in acute type A aortic dissection?
  1. F F Immer
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland; franzimmer{at}yahoo.de

Abstract

Plasma concentrations of D-dimer may prove a valuable addition in the diagnostic work-up of acute type A aortic dissection, but not as means of predicting mortality

  • AADA, acute type A aortic dissection
  • DHCA, deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
  • GRF, gelatine-resorcin-formaldehyde
  • MPS, malperfusion syndrome
  • QoL, quality of life
  • Aortic dissection
  • D-dimers

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  • Published Online First 31 January 2006

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