COVID-19 survivors have a twofold higher risk of lung blood clots

COVID-19 survivors have a twofold higher risk of lung blood clots

COVID-19 survivors have a twofold higher risk of lung blood clots
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COVID-19 survivors had double the risk of developing severe blood clots in their lungs compared to persons who were not infected, as well as twice the risk of respiratory symptoms.

According to the state-owned international news network, citing an AFP report last week, research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that as many as one in five adults aged 18-64 years and one in four over 65 years experienced health conditions that could be related to their bout with COVID-19.

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The chance of suffering acute pulmonary embolism, a clot in a lung artery, increased by a factor of two in both those younger and older than 65, as did respiratory symptoms like persistent cough or shortness of breath, according to the study.

According to France 24, the study was based on more than 350,000 medical data of persons who underwent COVID-19 from March 2020 to November 2021.

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The study included over 350,000 patient data from persons who had COVID-19 between March 2020 and November 2021, as well as 1.6 million people in a “control” group who sought medical treatment in the same month as a matching “case” patient but weren’t diagnosed with COVID-19.

The researchers looked at the records for the presence of 26 clinical disorders that have previously been linked to extended COVID-19.

Patients were followed for one month after their first visit until they acquired a secondary ailment or a year had elapsed, whichever happened first.

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