Keywords: D-Dimer, Pulmonary Embolism (PubMed Search)
Degree of D-Dimer elevation and Mortality Rates
Evidence now exists that links the degree of D-Dimer elevation with mortality rate. The higher the D-Dimer, the higher the PE mortality rate.
Consider this when risk stratifying patients with PE. This adds to our use of biomarkers for risk stratification. Elevation of BNP, D-Dimer, and Troponins have been shown to predict mortality.