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Archives of Medical Science - Atherosclerotic Diseases
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Letter to the Editor

A thrombotic complication of COVID-19: cerebral ischaemia in the intensive care unit

Ayça Sultan Şahin
1
,
Kader Irak
2
,
Ebru Kaya
1
,
Sureyya Ozkan
1
,
Fikret Baskan
3

1.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Education and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2.
Department of Intensive Medicine-Gastroenterology, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Education and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3.
Department of Neurosurgery, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Education and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2020; 5: e224–e225
Online publish date: 2020/09/10
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COVID-19 may predispose to thromboembolic disease due to severe inflammation, hypoxia, and immobilisation [1]. The severe hypercoagulable state of COVID-19 patients includes systemic micro- and macrovascular thrombosis. Anticoagulant therapy, mainly with low-molecular-weight heparin, appears to be associated with better prognosis in severe COVID-19 patients [2].
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