Thromboembolism after COVID 19 – our experience with 6 cases.
AJTES Vol 6, No 1, January 2022
Anastasova et al.

Keywords

COVID-19
complications
thrombosis
amputation

How to Cite

Anastasova, V., Zanzov, E., Krasteva, E., & Blagoeva, V. (2022). Thromboembolism after COVID 19 – our experience with 6 cases. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 6(1), 960-967. https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v6i1.258

Abstract

Background: The 2020 year was different.  WHO announced a global pandemic and till now we have over 2 million fatality rate. The SARS CoV-2 virus causes acute respiratory viral infection and is associated with a wide range of complications.

Aim: In this article we are representing six patients with deep venous and arterial thrombosis after Covid-19 and their treatment.

Materials and Methods: The patients were treated successively by the Department of Vascular Surgery and the Department of Burns, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the "St. George" University Hospital, Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Results: Some of them were treated conservatively and others surgically. The localizations were upper and lower extremity and the hard palate. Amputation of the affected limb, soft tissue defects and conservative treatment was required. The arterial thrombosis were more than venous ones. All the patients were stable at discharge.

Conclusion: After COVID-19 complications include Thrombotic events – Acute Limb Ischemia (ALI), Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy (DIC) Syndrome. Thromboprophylaxis is very important. It dependent on the severity of the infection, the underlying causes and the course of treatment.

 

https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v6i1.258
Anastasova et al.
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