1st International Course on
Integrated Biomarkers

Biochemical and Bioimaging Endpoints in Cardiocerebrovascular Diagnosis,
Prevention, Therapy and Drug Development


Biomarkers 2005

To facilitate the dialogue among the multidisciplinary scientists, definition of the acronyms and of more specialized terms have been reported. Every amendment is welcome.

Andrea P. Peracino
Stefano Bellosta
Nicola Ferri
Riccardo Roggeri

D-dimer is an end product derived from plasmin-mediated degradation of crosslinked fibrin clots. D-dimer measurement has proved to be a sensitive marker for the evaluation of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). In addition, D-dimer can effectively rule out those patients with a low or a moderate probability of venous thromboembolism (VTE) such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).


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