DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0267-2020
COVID-19 and acute pulmonary embolism: what should be considered to indicate a computed tomography pulmonary angiography scan?
Keywords:COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), Computed tomography angiography
The full spectrum of COVID-19 is still emerging, although several studies have highlighted that patients infected with the novel coronavirus can potentially develop a hypercoagulable state. However, several aspects related to the incidence and pathophysiology of the association between COVID-19 and pulmonary embolism are not well established. Here, we present a case of a patient with COVID-19 who developed acute pulmonary embolism. Clinical and laboratory data and findings of non-enhanced CT indicate possibility of acute pulmonary embolism, and support the decision to proceed with computed tomography pulmonary angiography that can objectively identify filling defects in pulmonary arterial branches.
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Copyright (c) 2020 Bruno Lima Moreira, Pablo Rydz Pinheiro Santana, Gláucia Zanetti, Edson Marchiori
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