• Delayed stroke after hospitalization for coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia from common and internal carotid artery thrombosis

      Hosseini, Motahar; Sahajwani, Sunny; Zhang, Jackie; Toursavadkohi, Shahab; Ucuzian, Areck A (Society for Vascular Surgery, 2020-11-10)
      Large vessel arterial thrombosis has been reported to complicate a subset of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Thrombosis of the extracranial carotid arterial system can lead to devastating stroke in some patients with COVID-19. We have presented the case of a patient previously hospitalized with COVID-19 for oxygen supplementation who had presented after discharge with delayed stroke from a right common carotid artery and internal carotid artery thrombosis. The thrombotic occlusion resolved with antithrombotic medications and no invasive intervention. The present report highlights the complicated and heterogeneous nature of COVID-19 and provides one approach to managing the devastating complication of stroke from carotid arterial thrombosis. © 2020 The Authors