Keywords: Aortic Dissection, D-Dimer (PubMed Search)
Does a normal d-dimer rule out aortic dissection?
A lot of research seems to be focused on using d-dimer as a rule-out strategy for acute aortic dissection. The idea is that a d-dimer <500 (which is what we use for ruling out PE in low-mod risk patients) rules out dissection as well.
A few pearls and pitfalls regarding this:
Sodeck, Eur Heart J 2007