Arterial thromboembolism associated with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer levels

Karan Garg, Michael E. Barfield, Michael L. Pezold, Mikel Sadek, Neal S. Cayne, Joanelle Lugo, Thomas S. Maldonado, Todd L. Berland, Caron B. Rockman, Glenn R. Jacobowitz

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The novel coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) was first identified in January 2020 and has since evolved into a pandemic affecting >200 countries. The severity of presentation is variable and carries a mortality between 1% and 3%. We continue to learn about the virus and the resulting acute respiratory illness and hypercoagulability; however, much remains unknown. In our early experience in a high-volume center, we report a series of four cases of acute peripheral artery ischemia in patients with COVID-19 in the setting of elevated D-dimer levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Arterial thromboembolism
  • COVID-19
  • D-dimer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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