Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2021 , Vol 30 , Issue 1
Management of acute pulmonary embolism during COVID-19 pandemic
Anar Aliyev1, Mert Dumantepe2, Mustafa Şırlak3, Suat Doğancı4, Adil Polat5, Ünal Aydın6, Sarp Beyazpınar1, Emrah Oğuz7, Nevzat Erdil8, Cihangir Kaymaz9, Tankut Akay1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
5Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
6Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
7Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
8Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey
9Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Hamidiye Faculty of Medicine, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart Educations & Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2021.807 In late December 2019, COVID-19 was first reported from China, leading to a serious pandemic, and changed the agenda of the world for months. Although data are accumulating from many countries everyday, it is known that the most common reason for hospitalization of COVID-19 patients is severe respiratory distress. Acute pulmonary embolism is an important cause of death in hospitalized patients. Rapid diagnosis and treatment have a vital importance, as the majority of deaths occur with shock within the first few hours after presentation. In this article, we present a summary of COVID-19 pandemic and give an expert opinion report for common problems related to pulmonary thromboembolic disease and treatment modalities during the outbreak. Keywords : COVID-19, emergency treatment, pandemic, pulmonary embolism
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