Table 1

Summary of 10 cases of COVID-19 pneumonia with pulmonary embolism identified on CT angiography

CaseAgeSexPresenting historyChest radiographRelevant comorbid conditionsD-dimer (ng/mL)Troponin
Indication for CTPAHIghest level of PE on CTPARight heart strain on CTCT evidence of infarctsManagement of VTEVentilatory supportEvidence of DVT on USS
A56Male7 days cough, feverBilateral infiltratesT2DM>80008Chest painSubsegmentalNoNoDOACHigh flow oxygenNo
B64Male9 days cough, SOBBilateral infiltratesHTN, CKD>8000Syncopal episodeMainYesYesLMWHHigh flow oxygenNo
C57Female15 days fever, cough SOBClear>8000309>3 weeks of SOBMainYesYesThrombolysisHigh flow oxygenNo
D71Male7 days lethargy, fever, coughBilateral infiltrates>8000406Persistent high P/F ratioLobarYesYesLMWHHigh flow oxygenNo
E66Male9 days cough, fever, SOBRight upper lobe and left lower zone consolidation499013Persistent high P/F ratioSegmentalYesNoLMWHHigh flow oxygenYes
F62Male10 days SOB, diarrhoeaBilateral infiltrates>800037Chest painSegmentalYesNoLMWHIntubated and VentilatedNo
G53Male13 days cough, fever, SOBBilateral consolidative change25607Pleuritic chest pain. Persistent high P/F ratioLobarYesYesDOACHigh flow oxygenNo
H71Male13 days fever, coryzaUnilateral linear atelectasisT2DM2490177Syncopal episodeMainYesNoLMWHHigh flow oxygenNo
I63Male7 days SOB, cough, feverBilateral infiltratesT2DM, HTN, IHD>800021Clinical evidence of DVT, raised D-dimerMainYesNoLMWHHigh flow oxygenYes
J75FemaleInpatient - 2 days of SOB and increasing oxygen requirementBilateral infiltratesBladder cancer with ureteric obstruction, COPD>800074Staging CT scanSubsegmentalNoNoHeparin infusionHigh flow oxygenYes
  • DOAC, direct oral anticoagulant; DVT, deep vein thrombosis; HTN, hypertension; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; LMWH, low-molecular-weight heparin; P/F ratio, ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fractional inspired oxygen; SOB, shortness of breath; T2DM, type 2 diabetes; USS, ultrasound.