Study Provides In-depth Analysis on VTE Risk in COVID-19 Patients Using Ultrasound

 

"In a systematic review of the worldwide published data on Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients, Cihan Ay, Stephan Nopp, and Florian Moik from the Department of Medicine I, Clinical Division of Haematology and Haemostaseology, now for the first time, provide an in-depth analysis on the risk of VTE in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. While hospitalized patients at general wards have a VTE risk between 5 and 11%, the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in critically ill patients is 18 to 28%." (more)

 

Ultrasound in Diagnosing Suspected Deep Venous Thrombosis
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Scan Performed Using GE LOGIQ E9 Ultrasound
 
 
 
 

"This risk is considerably higher than in other comparable serious medical illnesses and ranges between 10 and 18% in COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care. Further, astonishingly, deep vein thrombosis was detected in almost half of the hospitalised COVID-19 patients who had been systematically screened for thrombosis using ultrasound." (more)

 

GE Logiq E9 XDclear 2 0 ultrasound machine VTE deep vein thrombosis DVT exam scannerGE Logiq E9 Ultrasound Machine

 

Read more: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201001/Study-provides-in-depth-analysis-on-VTE-risk-in-COVID-19-patients.aspx

Read more https://www.cureus.com/articles/11456-the-role-of-serial-ultrasounds-in-diagnosing-suspected-deep-venous-thrombosis


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