Blood thinners may improve survival among hospitalized COVID-19 patients

8 May, 2020

Research could change standard of care protocols to prevent clotting associated with coronavirus.

Treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with anticoagulants -- blood thinners that slow down clotting -- may improve their chances of survival, researchers from the Mount Sinai COVID Informatics Center report. The study, published in the May 6 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, could provide new insight on how to treat and manage coronavirus patients once they are admitted to the hospital.

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