A Rare Case of Co-Occurrence of Pulmonary Embolism and Left Ventricular Thrombus in a Patient with COVID-19.
The global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 has caused significant morbidity and mortality, not only causing devastating lung injury but also has an enormous effect on the cardiovascular system. The hypercoagulable state associated with coronavirus 2019 plays a major role in the disease manifestation. Venous thromboembolism including pulmonary embolism remains the most common thrombotic manifestation of the disease as compared to arterial thrombosis. Nonetheless, the co-occurrence of both venous and arterial thrombosis in a coronavirus 2019 patient, to our knowledge, has rarely been reported. Herein, we are presenting a case of co-occurrence of left ventricular thrombosis with pulmonary embolism in the setting of coronavirus 2019 with successful treatment with apixaban.
Farouji, I., Chan, K. H., Abanoub, R., Guron, G., Slim, J., & Suleiman, A. (2020). A Rare Case of Co-Occurrence of Pulmonary Embolism and Left Ventricular Thrombus in a Patient with COVID-19.. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports, 8, 2050313X20974534. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050313X20974534