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Health Coronavirus: Risk of pulmonary embolism and venous thrombosis Still months after infection

13:11  07 april  2022
13:11  07 april  2022 Source:   spiegel.de

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increases the risk of pulmonary embolism and venous thrombosis is multiplied by a coronain fiction. According to a new examination of all positive tested in Sweden, this is half a year after the diagnosis.

  Coronavirus: Risiko von Lungenembolie und Venenthrombose noch Monate nach Infektion erhöht © Jens Büttner / DPA

Corona , according to a study, have increased risk for the formation of heavy blood clots up to half a year after the contagion. According to the Study published on Thursday in the journal "BMJ«, the infected six months after infection had a 33-subject raised risk for a pulmonary embolism, which blocks a blood clot of arteries in the lungs.

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also the risk of deep venous thrombosis - a blood clot that is normally produced in the legs - was up to three months after the infection with the coronavirus increased by five times. People with a heavy covid disease or pre-existing conditions were particularly at risk. But even in people with slight diseases that did not require hospitalization, the risk of pulmonary embolism and a deep vein thrombosis was higher.

that a corona infection increases the risk of blood clots, was already known. On the other hand, the realization is new how long the risk lasts.

The researchers had used the data of all people in Sweden , which have been positively tested between February 2020 and May 2021 on the virus. It was more than a million. These were compared with four million people who were negatively tested and according to age and gender corresponded to the positive tested as a control group.

The researchers found that in the first infection wave in the spring 2020 the risk of blood clots was higher than later with the progression of the pandemic. They explained this with the rising vaccine rate and better treatment methods. Their results underlined the importance of corona vaccination, it says in the study. In addition, care must be respected for risk patients on thrombosis phrophylaxis. Whether this is still necessary months after recovery, must still be explored.

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