Doctors have expressed concern about blood clots in COVID-19 patients and are trying a new treatment protocol while awaiting new study results.
A study from Thrombosis Research, a peer-reviewed journal from Netherland, states that the rates of blood clotting in COVID-19 patients are remarkably high. It mentioned that in a study of 184 patients in COVID-19 intensive care, 31% of them have had blood clots.
As per the Reuters article, Dr David Reich from New York's Mount Sinai Hospital stated that they have developed a new treatment protocol because of the observation of unusual clotting or thickening of the blood in the organs of COVID-19 patients. He added that patients are given high doses of blood thinners to avoid the clotting, even before any evidence of clotting appears.
NBC News has also reported similarly by quoting a pulmonologist who works at the North Shore University Hospital on Long Island.
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