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"Blood Thinners May Help Patients with Severe COVID-19 Infections, Study Finds"

  • CNN
  • New York, NY
  • (May 06, 2020)

Blood thinning drugs could help save some patients who are the most severely affected by the new coronavirus, doctors reported Wednesday. The findings from a team at Mount Sinai Hospital could help with a troubling problem that has shocked and horrified doctors treating coronavirus patients around the world -- blood clots throughout the body that complicate an already hard-to-treat disease. The team now says it is running experiments to see which anticoagulants may work best, and at which doses.

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- Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital

- John Puskas, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Morningside