D-dimer driven deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis strategy for hospitalized patients with COVID-19

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Thromb Res. 2021 Apr 9;201:151-153. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2021.03.031. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

COVID-19 induces a hypercoagulable state with early case reports of death from undetected venous thromboembolism. Various protocols and consensus statements have been proposed to address the optimal prophylaxis strategy for hospitalized patients. We offer our single institution experience with a d-dimer driven prophylaxis model with no deep vein thrombosis identified on discharge lower extremity ultrasounds.

PMID:33862518 | PMC:PMC8032599 | DOI:10.1016/j.thromres.2021.03.031

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