Scientists Reveal Another Dangerous COVID-19 Complication

Scientists Reveal Another Dangerous COVID-19 Complication

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Physicians explain the connection between the novel coronavirus infection and thromboembolia of the pulmonary artery by the necessity of mechanical ventilation in serious cases. In each case French experts have identified that patients had been put on ventilators for a long time.

There is a certain connection between the novel coronavirus infection and thromboembolia of the pulmonary artery, an acute a blockage of an artery in the lungs which may lead to heart attack or ischemia. This finding was revealed by French researchers.

Computer tomography of hundreds of infected patients revealed the development of thrombotic complications in patients with severe forms of COVID-19.

“The study shows that 23 patients were diagnosed with thromboembolia,” said the scientists.

Physicians explain the connection between these two diseases by the necessity of mechanical ventilation in serious cases. It causes severe clogs in the blood vessels. In each case French experts identified that patients had been put on ventilators for a long time, scientists added.

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