ORC ID , Satwik Kuppili2 ORC ID , LV Simhachalam Kutikuppala2 ORC ID ">
Creative Commons Open Access Journal No author-side fee 
  • Users Online: 90
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Submit article
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Thromboembolism and anticoagulation therapy among the COVID-19 patients


1 Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Tarun Kumar Suvvari
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ACCJ.ACCJ_45_20

Rights and Permissions

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2), can be complicated with coagulopathy through disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in severe stages leading to profuse morbidity and mortality. The prothrombotic character of DIC can potentiate a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), whose incidence among COVID-19 patients in intensive care units appears to be a bit higher and severe. The prevalence of VTE was high in the COVID-19 patients due to inflammation and stasis of blood vessel endothelium resulting from viral infection. D-dimer monitoring can help in early recognition, proper treatment, and better prognosis in the high-risk COVID-19 patients. Recent studies show that anticoagulant therapy reduces the mortality in severe COVID-19 patients with sepsis-induced coagulopathy or markedly elevated d-dimer. Direct oral anticoagulants or low-molecular-weight-heparin can be administrated in hospitalized COVID-19 patients to minimize thrombosis risk. However, constant observation on anticoagulant therapy and post-discharge thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 patients is recommended.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed386    
    Printed6    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded34    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal