Venous thromboembolism and COVID-19: guidance on prevalence, incidence and treatment

Added September 14, 2020

Citation: Moores LK, Tritschler T, Brosnahan S, et al. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with COVID-19: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):1143-63.

What is this? Some patients with COVID-19 will become critically ill and might develop venous thromboembolism (VTE).

In this rapid systematic review, which was done for a clinical guideline, the authors searched for studies on the prevalence, incidence or treatment of VTE in COVID-19 patients. They also convened an expert panel to produce recommendations for the guideline.

What was found: At the time of this review, the authors concluded that there was very little evidence about VTE in the COVID-19 population. The expert panel used consensus and existing evidence-based guidelines to develop summary recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of VTE in COVID-19 patients.


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