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How long after infection with Covid-19 do you think there is an increased risk of VTE?

UCLH Respiratory team advice

This information is sourced from Dr Melissa Heightman, Respiratory Consultant, University College London Hospital (UCLH)

Q. How long after Covid infection which has been managed in the community do you think there is an increased risk of venous thrombo-embolism?

A. From our current cohort of 190 patients we have only diagnosed PE in the first 4 weeks post symptoms and haven’t seen this at the 6 week follow up so far, but we remain very alert to it

Q. Is there any advice we can give patients to reduce VTE risk?

A.  Hydration and maintaining mobility