"This COVID-19 “Long-Hauler” Has Had Symptoms for More Than 120 Days" - Lauren Krouse
Lisa O’Brien, a 42-year-old financial analyst who has been sick with COVID-19 symptoms for more than 135 days, suspected she had blood clots after reading her friend Hanna’s story in an online support group. O’Brien is one of about 250 to 300 patients recently admitted to the Center for Post-COVID Care at Mount Sinai in New York City, the first of its kind, which launched on May 13th. Dr. Zijian Chen, M.D., the medical director of the center at Mt. Sinai, says his team aims to tailor personalized treatment plans for long-term COVID-19 patients while studying their symptoms in the hopes of understanding what’s causing them and improving treatment regimens.