Acute thrombotic events as initial presentation of patients with COVID-19 infection

Nicole Ilonzo, Ajit Rao, Kelsey Berger, John Phair, Ageliki Vouyouka, Reid Ravin, Daniel Han, David Finlay, Rami Tadros, Michael Marin, Peter Faries

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We describe three patients with COVID-19 who presented with an acute vascular event rather than with typical respiratory symptoms. These patients were all subsequently found to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infections as the likely cause of their thrombotic event. The primary presentation of COVID-19 infection as a thrombotic event rather than with respiratory symptoms has not been described elsewhere. Our cases and discussion highlight the thrombotic complications caused by COVID-19; we discuss management of these patients and explore the role of anticoagulation in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations and Techniques
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular surgery


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