Several studies reported a high incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, but detailed data about clinical characteristics, risk factors of these patients and prognostic role of PE are still lacking. We aim to evaluate the occurrence of pulmonary embolism among patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, and to describe their risk factors, clinical characteristics, and in-hospital clinical outcomes.
Loffi M, Regazzoni V, Toselli M, Cereda A, Palmisano A, Vignale D, Moroni F, Pontone G, Andreini D, Mancini EM, Monello A, Iannopollo G, Casella G, Monetti F, Monti L, Ferrillo G, Liccardo G, Tonet E, Zucchetti O, Cossu A, Dugo M, Patelli G, Sergio P, Esposito A, Colombo A, Giannini F, Piccolo R, Danzi GB. Incidence and characterization of acute pulmonary embolism in patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia: A multicenter Italian experience. PLoS One 2021 Jan 22;16(1):e0245565. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245565