Arterial thromboembolism associated with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer levels

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J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2020 Jun 17;6(3):348-351. doi: 10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.06.001. eCollection 2020 Sep.

ABSTRACT

The novel coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) was first identified in January 2020 and has since evolved into a pandemic affecting >200 countries. The severity of presentation is variable and carries a mortality between 1% and 3%. We continue to learn about the virus and the resulting acute respiratory illness and hypercoagulability; however, much remains unknown. In our early experience in a high-volume center, we report a series of four cases of acute peripheral artery ischemia in patients with COVID-19 in the setting of elevated D-dimer levels.

PMID:32704579 | PMC:PMC7297695 | DOI:10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.06.001

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