How accurate is D-dimer for predicting recurrence of VTE in a patient with a history or current treatment of VTE?

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A persistently elevated D-dimer is associated with an approximate doubling of the odds of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) (SOR: B, meta-analysis of and individual cohort studies). It is unclear how this information is best used clinically.

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