Coronavirus Victims Face Severe Blood-Clotting Concerns

Coronavirus Victims Face Severe Blood-Clotting Concerns

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives around the world, but it’s now being reported that victims are not in the clear even after the symptoms are no longer present and after the infection, as many are not suffering from blood-clotting issues.

New reports are informing that patients are facing concerns regarding blood-clotting. These concerns are being discovered in younger patients, and it can even lead to sudden strokes or death.

Mitchell Levy, the chief of pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine at the Warren Albert School of Medicine, commented that “there’s something about this virus that’s exaggerated that to the nth degree.” Levy added that “we’re seeing clotting in a way in this illness that we have not seen in the past,” noting that the unexpected blood clotting issue is “probably the most important thing that’s emerged over the last perhaps month or two.”

The clots are reported to form and damage different types of organs in the body, which includes the liver, the heart, the arterial catheters of patients or the filters that aid failing kidneys.

However, the more severe cases can appear in the lungs of coronavirus patients.

Speaking on the severity of blood clots being formed in the lungs, Margaret Pisani, an associate professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, explained that these blood clots are likely to cause patients who may look as if they’re well to “fall of the ledge” and develop a blood-oxygen deficiency.

Though doctors had previously attributed lung damage to patients developing pneumonia from the coronavirus, doctors are not looking at blood-clotting as causing lung damage as well.

Bloomberg reported this week that the coronavirus could lead to damaging blood clots from the brain to the toes, and any victim faced with a large arterial lung clot will have an overwhelmingly strained heart.

This can result in cardiac arrest.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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