Imaging approach to COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Embolism

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Int J Clin Pract. 2021 May 9:e14340. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.14340. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

The novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) illness and deaths, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, continue to increase. Multiple reports highlight the thromboembolic complications, such as pulmonary embolism (PE), in COVID-19. Imaging plays an essential role in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients with PE. There continues to be a rapid evolution of knowledge related to COVID-19 associated PE. This review summarizes the current understanding of prevalence, pathophysiology, role of diagnostic imaging modalities, and management, including catheter-directed therapy for COVID-19 associated PE. It also describes infection control considerations for the radiology department while providing care for patients with COVID-19 associated PE.

PMID:33966326 | DOI:10.1111/ijcp.14340

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