[COVID-19 and thromboprophylaxis: Recommendations for our clinical practice in Primary Care].


The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for a severe acute respiratory syndrome. Among its manifestations, it can develop a thrombotic disease, both venous and arterial, due to excessive inflammation that affects the vascular system, with platelet activation and endothelial dysfunction, among other mechanisms. Thrombosis is associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, increasing its severity and conferring a worse prognosis. Our performance as Family Physicians can contribute important actions in the management and control of this severe complication. Considering that many of our patients already receive antithrombotic or anticoagulant therapy, the fact that they may develop a COVID-19 infection will have implications for the choice, dosage and control of their treatment. In this document we review, with the information currently available, the relationship between disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 and thrombosis, as well as its management with a focus on Primary Care.

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