Mumbai, October 5
A study published in the journal Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Hemostasis has revealed a high risk of deep vein thrombosis or venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in Covid-19 positive people who have been hospitalised.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the leg, groin, or arm (known as deep vein thrombosis, DVT) and travels in the blood circulation, lodging in the lungs (known as pulmonary embolism, PE).
VTE mostly goes underdiagnosed and can be serious. However, this is a preventable medical condition.
The researchers stated that the chances of developing VTE are between five and 11 per cent. However, the risk of developing DVT or PE in critically ill patients is 18 to 28 per cent.
Study author Cihan Ay from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, said in a statement: “From the beginning of