Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
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Limb ischemia in patients with COVID-19

Isquemia de membros em pacientes com COVID-19

Julio Cesar Peclat de Oliveira; Walter Jr. Boim Araujo; Sergio Quilici Belczak; Fabiano Luiz Erzinger; Lucas Maia Peclat de Oliveira; Marcos Arêas Marques; Lucas Mansano Sarquis; Bianca Gutfilen

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Abstract: This narrative review covers the life-threatening thromboembolic events associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection/COVID-19. It addresses the physical changes that cause vascular and arterial damage to limbs, laboratory management of coagulation, and management of anticoagulation. COVID-19’s relationship with deep venous thrombosis and arterial thrombosis is also emphasized. The main thromboembolic events described in the literature are illustrated with examples from our experience with COVID-19 patients.


SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, vascular diseases, endovascular techniques, anticoagulants, embolisms and thrombosis


Resumo: Esta revisão narrativa abrange os eventos tromboembólicos com risco de vida associados a infecção por SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. Aborda as mudanças físicas que causam danos vasculares e arteriais aos membros, o manejo laboratorial da coagulação e o manejo da anticoagulação. A relação de COVID-19 com trombose venosa profunda e trombose arterial também é enfatizada. Os principais eventos tromboembólicos descritos na literatura são ilustrados a partir de nossa experiência com pacientes COVID-19.


SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, doenças vasculares, técnicas endovasculares, anticoagulantes, embolia e trombose


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