COVID-19 Patients Are at a Greater Risk of Blood Clots: Advice and Guidance
There have been reports about the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with COVID-19. A recent article published by DoctorWeighsIn summarizes some of the current knowledge about thrombosis in COVID-19 patients, knowing that future studies and case reports will undoubtedly refine the statements made below. However, this is science, continually evolving and improving based on current understanding.
The article is co-authored by Michael Wong (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety), Laurie Paletz, BSN PHN RN BC SCRN (Manager, Stroke Program Department of Neurology, Cedars-Sinai), and Thereza B. Ayad, RN, MSN, DNP, CNOR (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Graduate School of Nursing; Surgical Services Clinical Staff Educator, North Shore Medical Center) and reviewed by Sue Koob (Chief Executive Officer, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association) and Pat Salber, MD, MBA (Editor-in-Chief, DoctorWeighsIn).
The article offers some insights about VTE in patients admitted to the hospital who have been diagnosed with COVID-19:
Patients with COVID-19 Have an Increased Incidence of Thrombotic Complications
Thrombotic Complications are Occurring even in Young Patients with COVID-19
High Mortality Rates Occur in COVID-19 Patients Presenting with Thrombotic Complications
To read the article published on the DoctorWeighsIn, please click here.