Does Virchow’s trifecta appear with COVID-19? Paradoxical embolism.
Could your varicose varicose veins cause a stroke?
1 in 5 people have a PFO and double this if you have migraine with aura. Varicose veins are not benign. Immobility from lock-down, hyper-coagulability from cytokines and dehydration and varicose veins. DVT can be missed in 50% of cases.
People with varicose veins have up to 9 times higher risk of blood clots. Modern varicose vein treatment carries a 50 times LOWER risk (at The Vein Centre) of thrombosis compared to old fashioned stripping.
Preventative measures are important
Prevention during COVID-19
- Vascular Health Group response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Article: Paradoxical Embolism by Eryk N. Hakman and Kathleen M. Cowling
- News Article: Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with COVID-19, are dying of strokes by Ariana Eunjung Cha