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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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BAEZ, Abraham Matheus  e  RIOS-GONZALEZ, Carlos Miguel. Thrombotic arterial complications in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in a regional hospital in Paraguay. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2023, vol.15, n.1, pp.47-58. ISSN 2072-8174.


although respiratory failure remains the hallmark and leading cause of death from moderate to severe COVID-19, several cardiovascular complications and numerous cases of thromboembolic disease have been reported.


to determine the prevalence of thrombotic arterial complications in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in a regional hospital in Paraguay during 2020.


the study was quantitative, observational and descriptive with an analytical component that included patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR or IgM-IgG serology who were admitted to the Regional Hospital, selected through non-probabilistic convenience sampling.


of 282 clinical records, 71% corresponded to males with a median age of 60 years (P25=31 P75=65). 88% of the patients presented a thrombotic arterial complication, where the most altered laboratory value was CRP in 95%. The association between the variables of comorbidity (Peripheral Arterial Disease, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke) and prevalence of thrombotic arteries and thus also the D-Dimer (17671,01±22356,21), yielded a statistically significant result.


the high rate of thrombotic arterial complications in patients with COVID-19 is alarming, in addition to the association of D-Dimer and comorbidities with arterial complications marks the north of the future of their prognosis.

Palavras-chave : COVID-19; Arterial Thrombosis; D-Dimer; Ferritin.

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