Keywords: Carbon monoxide poisoning, PE, DVT (PubMed Search)
Posted: 6/25/2020 by Hong Kim, MD, MPH
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Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause neurologic and cardiovascular toxicity. It is produce by combustion of organic materials/fuel such as natural gas (furnace, gas stove, water heater, space heater) or gasoline. DVT/PE has been reported among victims of CO poisoning.
A recently published article investigated the risk of DVT/PE after CO poisoning.
22,699 patients with CO poisoning were identified between 2004 and 2015
30 days after CO poisoning
90 days after CO poisoning
No significant increase in risk > 90 days.
Cho Y et al. Risk of venous thromboembolism after carbon monoxide poisoning: a nationwide population-based study. Ann of Emerg Med. 2020;75:587-596.
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