Dangerous blood clots form in leg arteries of COVID-19 patients – Radiological Society of North America

Inessa A. Goldman, M.D.

 
COVID-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs, according to a study published in Radiology. Researchers said COVID-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood supply to the lower extremities tend to have larger clots and a significantly higher rate of amputation and death than uninfected people with the same condition.

COVID-19’s association with blood clots in the pulmonary arteries is well-established. Less is known about the virus’ connection to lower extremity arterial thrombosis, a condition characterized by blood clots in the arteries that impede the flow of oxygenated blood to the lower extremities.

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