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 2020 , Vol 29 , Issue 3
Treatment and prophylaxis strategies for deep vein thrombosis during COVID-19 outbreak
Eren Günertem1, Tankut Akay1, Anar Aliyev1, Sarp Beyazpınar1, Nevzat Erdil2, Dilek Erer3, Serdar Bayrak4, Tanzer Çalkavur5, Kürşat Bozkurt6
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Başkent University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inonu University Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
5Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
6Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2020.734 Since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported at the end of 2019, this outbreak has spread to more than a million people around the world and become a pandemic. The group most affected by the outbreak with the highest mortality rate is elderly people with known vascular diseases or a high risk of developing vascular pathologies. It is evident that in this group of patients, there is a high risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurrence. In this current extraordinary era, management will be more challenging. In this article, we aimed to prepare a recommendation guide including the thromboprophylaxis and management of patients diagnosed with DVT during the COVID-19 outbreak. Keywords : COVID-19, deep vein thrombosis, pandemic, prophylaxis, treatment
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