Attention should be paid to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the management of COVID-19

Analysis of a nationwide dataset from China (n=1099) found that among the patients with COVID-19 at high risk of VTE in this cohort, 44 (11%) of 407 also had a high risk of bleeding, highlighting need to adjust dose and duration of anticoagulants and use of mechanical compression

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The study also found that patients with COVID-19 at high risk of venous thromboembolism had poorer outcomes than patients with a low risk, suggesting that these patients might require increased attention in case of rapid deterioration.


The Lancet