Factors associated with positive thrombus findings at ultrasonography in COVID-19 ward patients who underwent imaging for suspected deep vein thrombosis under prophylactic anticoagulation


Ozhan A., Bastopcu M.

JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY-VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC DISORDERS, vol.10, no.4, pp.811-817, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2022.02.012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY-VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.811-817
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Deep vein thrombosis, Doppler ultrasound, D-DIMER, VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM

Abstract

Objective: The incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is increased in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its presence is associated with worse outcomes. Ultrasound examination of patients with COVID-19 with a suspected DVT is challenging owing to concerns with disease transmission; the timely initiation of therapeutic anticoagulation is essential. This study aimed to identify patient factors associated with positive thrombus findings at ultrasound examination in patients with COVID-19 who underwent imaging for suspected DVT.