COVID-19 Linked to Blood Clotting: As per the latest covid news, researchers are coming up with new and interesting findings related to the long term effects of COVID-19.
And now, one more such finding has come up to increase tensions among people who had COVID once in their lifetime.
As per a new research led by a team of scientists from UK, COVID-19 is linked to an increased risk of blood clotting. It means if you had Covid infection at any level, you may have the chances of increased blood clotting.
The harmful effects of increased blood clotting due to COVID-19 in patients is that it can travel to their veins, arteries, lungs and heart. This is how the new study has linked the severity of the pandemic with cardiovascular disease.
Blood Clots & COVID: COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clotting
The study reveals that all those patients who were non hospitalized were 2.5 times more likely to develop such dangerous clots also known as venous thromboembolisms.
Likewise, they were 10 times more likely to die as compared to those who avoided the disease.
While undergoing the study, the researchers from the Queen Mary University of London took up to 54,000 people for the study.
They found the risk to be the highest in the first one month right after the disease started to develop and could remain elevated even longer.
The above finding clearly signifies the harmful effect of the condition at a later stage among patients who suffered from mild COVID-19 earlier.
This is what the team of researchers have to say, “We cannot truly make our way out of this pandemic without an exit strategy that blocks transmission and outpaces the ever changing variants of this virus,” Al-Aly, whose own studies have led to important early findings about Covid’s health effects, said in an email. “We urgently need a variant-proof strategy and vaccines that reduce transmission.” they said.