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Incidence of thrombotic complications in critically ill ICU patients with COVID-19

Doctors report uptick in surprising coronavirus complication: dangerous blood clots | NBC News |

Whatever the mechanism, it's wreaking havoc on the sickest COVID-19 patients and doctors' ability to treat them.

Some physicians are reporting increases of patients in their 30s and 40s with COVID-19-related strokes that result when clots block blood vessels leading to the brain.

And blood from COVID-19 patients with kidney injuries is clotting so much, doctors have found, that it's clogging the filters in dialysis machines.

In some cases, intensive care doctors are finding that large catheters called cannulas are becoming clogged almost immediately in patients who are put on ECMO, a process that replaces the function of the heart and lungs if they're too damaged to work on their on own.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 24th, 2020 at 01:47:35 PM EST

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