Study Shows Almost 40% Prevalence of Blood Clotting In Covid Patients

| Updated: January 2, 2022 10:23 am

Studies prove that Thrombosis emerged as a major issue for patients who suffer from covid or have a relatable past. The ones who are suffering with both covid and blood clots often faced issues as the clots travelled upto the brain and heart or vital organs. State based researchers discovered 38.8% prevalence of Thrombosis in covid patients so almost every 4 out of 10 patients develop blood clottings.

Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalised Covid Patients: An Umbrella Review has been selected as a study to be presented in a conference held at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the upcoming year. The study was uploaded online for peer reviews. The author board of this study includes Komal Shah, VP Varna, Radhika Nimkar from IIPH Gandhinagar; Dr Kamal Sharma, cardiologist in the city of Ahmedabad; and Hasmukh Shah from Pramukh Swami Medical College in Karamsad.

The review had taken 25 peer reviewed papers into consideration published on PubMed between the December 2019 or the pre covid time and August 2021 or the time after the deadly second wave. These were taken into consideration to assess three conditions; Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). The study resulted the prevalence of VTE to be 16.5%, DVT to be 10.8%, and PE to be 11.5%.

The study is the first of its kind that gives a detailed look into the specifications of blood clotting in covid patients. The findings have implications for both clinicians and post recovery patient managements. VTE is often detected after severe infections as there are no severe complications at the early stages, states Komal Shah, assistant professor at IIPH-G. She also suggests that early detection and treatments like anti-coagulants can save lives.

The director of IIPH-G, Prof Dileep Mavalankar states that thromboembolic complications turned out to be the reasons of mortality and morbidity in covid affected patients. Giving an example of a patients, he says that the patients was covid positive and had developed gangrene and DVT and had to perform leg amputation on him, nobody was ready but after when the procedures were done the patient could not survive.

Dr Kamal Sharma, Ahmedabad based cardiologists, compares international evidences with the cases of embolisms in Ahmedabad which are relatively in a lower number, but one needs to be serious as the clottings are the after effects of the covid complications.

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