D-dimer in patients infected with COVID-19 and suspected pulmonary embolism.

Garcia-Olivé I, Sintes H, Radua J, Abad Capa J, Rosell A

Respir Med 169 (-) 106023 [2020-08-00; online 2020-05-13]

To analyze the risk factors for pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients infected with COVID-19. We conducted an observational, retrospective study. Patients with severe infection with COVID-19 and suspected PE were included. Patients with higher levels of D-dimer and those requiring intubation were at a higher risk of developing PE. Higher D-dimer levels were associated with a greater probability of PE 3, 6, 9 and 12 days after determining D-dimer levels with an OR of 1.7, 2.0, 2.4 and 2.4, respectively. In conclusion, patients infected with COVID-19 requiring OTI with higher levels of D-dimer have an increased risk of developing PE.

Category: Biochemistry

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32454268

DOI 10.1016/j.rmed.2020.106023

Crossref 10.1016/j.rmed.2020.106023

pii: S0954-6111(20)30163-3
pmc: PMC7219417

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