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COVID-19 and Blood Clots: Diagnosis, D-dimers and Dilemmas

In a future post I’ll discuss the latest NICE guidance​1​ on the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism. When writing that though I knew that for many of you COVID-19 currently consumes you and all

COVID-19 and The Heart. St Emlyn’s

A 70 year old man presents to your Emergency Department (ED) with a three week history of cough and mild shortness of breath, but this is improving. Over the last two days he has had

Combatting COVID19 – Is Lung Ultrasound an Option?

Written by Dr Cian McDermott, Emergency Physician & Director of Emergency Ultrasound Education, Mater University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland | @cianmcdermott Reviewed by Dr Rachel Liu, Emergency Physician & Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education, Yale School

Clot’s the Problem? Vena Cava filters in trauma patients. St Emlyn’s

No one likes getting a pulmonary embolism. Or a deep vein thrombosis. And because about 60% of all blood clots are associated with hospitalisation for acute illness​1​, we take the idea of prophylaxis very seriously.