A Case of COVID-19 Related Coagulopathy Complications and Heparin Resistance.
oregon; newberg; pnmc; covid-19
Mechanisms of COVID-19 coagulopathy have been speculated and are not definitively understood; the current speculation is that there is elaborate crosstalk between the inflammatory and hemostatic systems which contributes to the overall increased thrombotic risk in the setting of COVID-19 resulting in a hypercoagulable state. A few documented reports regarding cases of apparent heparin resistance in patients with COVID-19 with complications of thromboembolic events occurring in the setting of heparin anticoagulation have been described. This phenomenon of heparin resistance has been observed in patients with active, severe COVID-19 infection. However, we describe a unique case of a patient who had recovered from a recent, mild COVID-19 infection that did not require hospitalization and presented with acute limb ischemia and demonstrated heparin resistance. The patient was managed by specialists in vascular surgery, intensivists, cardiologists, hematology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR). We present the case of a patient who had successfully recovered from COVID-19 yet demonstrated post-COVID-19 complications related to coagulopathy and heparin resistance.
Chowdhry, Erum; Moshman, Jennifer; and Carroll, Stacey, "A Case of COVID-19 Related Coagulopathy Complications and Heparin Resistance." (2021). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 5463.