COVID-19 and arterial thrombosis: Report of 2 cases.
The SARS-CoV-2 infection has been predominately associated with lung disease. However, emerging evidence has associated the COVID-19 infection with a hypercoagulable state. This hypercoagulable state can occur despite the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelets. In fact, it may even be the presenting symptom of COVID-19 in some patients. Thromboembolism associated with COVID-19 carries a worse prognosis and should be identified as early as possible. Therefore, we report 2 patients with arterial thrombosis in the form of limb ischemia in the setting of COVID-19.
Authors: Balraj Singh, Parminder Kaur, Prem Patel, Camellia Nabati, Sarah Ayad, Fayez Shamoon, Michael Maroules