Considerations in prophylaxis and treatment of VTE in COVID-19 Patients

The COVID-19 Sub-Committee of the American Venous Forum


The following information should not be considered to be informed practice guidelines. In the rapidly evolving management of seriously ill patients affected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) there is usually insufficient evidence available to make true practice guidelines. The question responses represent the opinion of a group of venous specialists who have reviewed the currently available evidence and have communicated with specialists in high volume sites in the US and internationally. These responses are, in their opinion, the best available responses based on current knowledge. Some areas are controversial and best patient management depends on individual patient situations. We have attempted to highlight these areas and provide the evidence available in the literature summary/references.
We will attempt to update this document frequently as new information becomes available.

Note: Patients under investigation for COVID-19 due to suggestive signs/symptoms should generally be treated as COVID-19 positive until testing results are received.

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April 17, 2020