Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

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Mythily Ramanathan


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    D Dimers can be Useful in EVAR Follow Up
    Author(s): Anantha K Ramanathan and Mythily RamanathanAnantha K Ramanathan and Mythily Ramanathan

    Introduction: D Dimer has been shown to be elevated in abdominal aortic aneurysms (untreated). Report: An 80 year old man presented with left calf swelling. During the investigations to exclude deep vein thrombosis a very high level of D Dimer was noted. This prompted evaluation of his previous endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) graft when the duplex scan of the left lower extremity was normal. A large Type II endoleak was found. A further two patients with endoleaks had elevated D Dimers. In one of them the D Dimer level came down with resolution of endoleak. Conclusion: D Dimer may play an important role in the follow up after EVAR. This new observation needs to be studied further in this setting. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9517.1000225

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