haematology
Coagulation

COVID-19 increases post-operative VTE risk

Patients with current COVID-19 infection undergoing surgery are 50% more likely to have a venous thromboembolism (VTE) than the general population, a global study has concluded. And those with recent infection – 1-6 weeks before surgery – are twice as likely to suffer a VTE after an operation, the data from thousands of patients suggests. ...

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