J Med Vasc 2020 Dec 4;45(6):334-343. Epub 2020 Sep 4.
Unité de médecine interne : maladies auto-immunes et pathologie vasculaire (UF04), hôpital Saint-Louis, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France; IRSL, EA-3518, recherche clinique appliquée à l'hématologie, université de Paris, 75010 Paris, France; Department of medicine, McGill university, Montreal, QC, Canada. Electronic address:
Introduction: The Coronavirus disease-2019 outbreak (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Studies report both a severe inflammatory syndrome and a procoagulant state in severe COVID-19 cases, with an increase of venous thromboembolism, including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In this context, we discuss the use of doppler ultrasonography (DUS) in the screening and diagnosis of DVT in ambulatory and hospitalized patients with, or suspected of having, COVID-19, outside the intensive care unit (ICU). Read More