Venous Thromboembolism in COVID-19: Towards an Ideal Approach to Thromboprophylaxis, Screening, and Treatment

Madan Raj Aryal, Rohit Gosain, Anthony Donato, Ranjan Pathak, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Anjan Katel, Peter Kouides

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with an increased risk of arterial and venous thromboembolic (VTE) diseases. However, there is a limited amount of data regarding the prevention and management of VTE in severe hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Recent Findings: In this article, we review currently available clinical data, and mechanisms for COVID-associated coagulopathy, and propose algorithms for screening, prevention (including extended-duration prophylaxis), and treatment of these patients. Summary: Although these recommendations are subject to change given rapidly evolving data, we provide a framework that can guide clinicians in managing thrombotic complications in this challenging condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number52
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Extended prophylaxis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboprophylaxis
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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