Official Title
Patterns and Changes in Platelet Reactivity, Thrombotic Status and Endothelial Function in Hospitalized Patients With SARS-Cov-2 Infection
Brief Summary

The present study is ideated to prospectively investigate in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) due to Coronavirus 19 (SARS-Cov-2) infection and moderate-severe respiratory failure the patterns and changes in platelet reactivity, thrombotic status and endothelial function. The observed patterns and changes will be related with inflammatory status, myocardial injury and outcomes

Detailed Description

Preliminary evidences suggested that patients with SARS-Cov-2 infection and concomitant

presence of cardiovascular risk factors (i.e. arterial hypertension) and/or cardiovascular

history (i.e. prior myocardial infarction) are at poor prognosis. The first reports from

China suggested in patients with SARS-Cov-2 infection a heightened inflammatory burden

associated with significant changes in coagulative status (i.e. low platelet count, increased

D-dimer) and dysfunction of micro-vessels in pulmonary circulation.

No data are available about patterns and changes in platelet reactivity, activation of

coagulation factors and endothelial function during SARS-Cov-2 infection.

The present study is ideated to fill this gap. Patients with moderate to severe respiratory

failure due to SARS-Cov-2 infection will be enrolled. One blood sample will be obtained from

each patient at the early, mid and late stage of disease. Several markers of platelet,

coagulation and endothelial function will be related with laboratory, clinical,

electrocardiographic, imaging (transthoracic echocardiogram, pulmonary ultrasonography,

computed tomography) and outcome data.

To better describe typical patterns of disease regarding inflammation, platelet function and

coagulation alteration, data from cases will be compared with control groups negative for

SARS-CoV-2 infection, but with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction or moderate-severe

respiratory failure due to other agents.

Active, not recruiting
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

Other: SARS-Cov-2 infection
blood sample withdrawal
SARS-Cov-2 infection

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of moderate-severe respiratory failure (PaO2/FiO2

Eligibility Gender
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years

Savino Spadaro, MD
Principal Investigator
Intensive care unit


Gianluca Campo, MD
Principal Investigator
Cardiology Unit


Marco Contoli, MD
Principal Investigator
Pulmonology Unit

University Hospital of Ferrara
NCT Number
MeSH Terms
Coronavirus Infections
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome