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"Blood Thinners Could Improve Survival Chances for Sickest Coronavirus Patients, Study Says" - Adrianna Rodriguez

  • Washington Post
  • New York, NY
  • (May 08, 2020)

Doctors at Mount Sinai have made the groundbreaking discovery that blood thinners could improve survival chances for the most severe COVID patients. In an observational study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Mount Sinai doctors gave blood thinners to 28% of 2,773 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. They discovered the sickest patients benefited the most from the blood thinners. “The benefit was much more significant in those who were very sick and admitted in the ICU and intubated,” said Valentín Fuster, MD, PhD, senior investigator and corresponding author of the Mount Sinai study.

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