Coagulation Corner



February 2021: How Does COVID Impact Your Heart?

February reminds us to take care of our hearts, both emotionally and physically. This past year we have been overwhelmed by COVID-19, so much so that the coronavirus has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the US.




December 2020: Message for 2020 and Overview of THSNA Conference

To say this year has been a challenge is an understatement. Everything revolves around COVID- and we have now even COVID fatigue. The good news is the vaccine is in its approval phase, which is truly remarkable. I urge people to read the studies, the reviews and educate yourselves to guide others to make informed decisions.




November 2020:
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)

It is very important for clinicians and parents to be aware of MIS-C syndrome as a result of COVID-19. Understanding the difference between KD and MIS-C and the absence of a positive PCR COVID-19 test but a positive antibody test is critical in the diagnosis of this disorder.




October 2020: Eyes Open To Thrombosis

If there was ever a time in which the world had its eyes open to thrombosis, it is for sure now. COVID-19 has proven to be a coagulopathy that has put thrombosis and coagulation testing among the most important in the prognosis and course of this virus.




September 2020: Lupus in the time of COVID

COVID-19 has established itself as a prothrombotic condition and may contribute to the increase in LA testing, however the role LA plays in the pathogenesis of COVID-19 is unknown.