publication . Article . 2020

Pulmonary embolism in patients with COVID-19: Time to change the paradigm of computed tomography

David C. Rotzinger; Catherine Beigelman-Aubry; C. von Garnier; Salah D. Qanadli;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2020 Journal: Thrombosis Research, volume 190, pages 58-59 (issn: 0049-3848, eissn: 1879-2472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Highlights • Patients having COVID-19 pneumonia are at risk of coagulopathy and pulmonary embolism • In the absence of contraindications, patients admitted for COVID-19 should receive prophylactic low molecular weight heparin • Elevated D-dimer levels on admission or sudden clinical deterioration should raise suspicion of pulmonary embolism • Selected patients may benefit from CT pulmonary angiography to confirm pulmonary embolism and initiate appropriate therapy
Objective To raise awareness for possible benefits of examining known COVID-19 patients presenting sudden clinical worsening with CT pulmonary angiography instead of standard non-contrast chest CT.
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03 medical and health sciences, 0302 clinical medicine, 030204 cardiovascular system & hematology, 030220 oncology & carcinogenesis
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