Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
ISSN-L : 1346-9843
Clinical Features of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Japan ― A Case Series Study ―
Yugo YamashitaNobuhiro HaraMasahiro ObanaSatoshi IkedaMotohiko FuruichiShingo IshiguroTakehisa IwaiTakao KobayashiMakoto MoNorikazu Yamada
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Article ID: CJ-20-1302

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Abstract

Background:Suspicion that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Methods and Results:We conducted a case series study of 5 VTE patients with COVID-19 in Japan. The median body mass index was 27.7 kg/m2, and all patients required mechanical ventilation during hospitalization. Patients were diagnosed as VTE in the intensive care unit (ICU), general ward, and outpatient ward.

Conclusions:The current case series study revealed some clinical features of VTE patients with COVID-19 in Japan, including obese patients and those requiring mechanical ventilation during hospitalization, who should be followed closely for VTE, even after leaving the ICU.

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