D-Dimer Predicts Long-Term Cause-Specific Mortality, Cardiovascular Events, and Cancer in Patients With Stable Coronary Heart Disease.

TitleD-Dimer Predicts Long-Term Cause-Specific Mortality, Cardiovascular Events, and Cancer in Patients With Stable Coronary Heart Disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
JournalCirculation
Volume138
Issue7
Pagination712-723
Date Published2018
ISSN0009-7322
Abstract

D-dimer, a degradation product of cross-linked fibrin, is a marker for hypercoagulability and thrombotic events. Moderately elevated levels of D-dimer are associated with the risk of venous and arterial events in patients with vascular disease. We assessed the role of D-dimer levels in predicting long-term vascular outcomes, cause-specific mortality, and new cancers in the LIPID trial (Long-Term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease) in the context of other risk factors.

URLhttp://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029901?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029901
Short TitleCirculation
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