We showed that the simplified diagnostic YEARS algorithm for suspected acute pulmonary embolism can be safely applied in patients presenting in the hospital, also in patients using statins or antiplatelet drugs, but that the diagnosis of VTE in schizophrenic patients remains difficult.
Additionally, we showed that statins but not antiplatelet drugs and PCSK9 inhibitors influence D-dimer levels and that in participants with prior VTE, statin use led to an improved breakdown of blood clots compared to non-statin use.

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T. van Gelder (Teun) , M.J.H.A. Kruip (Marieke) , J. Versmissen (Jorie)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Pharmacy