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Why do doctors prescribe blood thinners for Corona patients?


Many doctors believe that some stimulants and blood thinners are the actual drugs that save moderate to severely infected Corona patients, and in this report we learn about the reasons that make blood thinning drugs essential for patients with Coronavirus, according to the "Times of India" website.


 Dr. Ramakantha Panda, cardiovascular surgeon at the Asian Heart Institute, India, said: "Corona infection increases the risk of blood clot formation in different parts of the vascular system in the body, and to prevent this from happening, patients with Corona infection need to take anticoagulants."


The duration of anticoagulation depends on the severity of the disease (coronavirus infection) and the patients' pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, etc.


However, anticoagulants should not be taken without a prescription from a medical professional, such as an infectious disease specialist or pulmonologist.


Speaking about the role of blood thinning medications, Dr. Atul LeMay, an interventional cardiologist at Fortis Mulund Hospital, India, said: "Ideally, blood thinners are anti-platelet agents whose role is to prevent blood clots on the rough surface of blood vessels."


 These drugs are used widely in patients with heart and diabetes who have been shown to develop strokes.


He continued, saying: "In Corona, the phenomenon of thromboembolism (blood clotting) is very high, and many patients have a heart attack, stroke, etc., so in order to prevent this from happening, we use blood-thinning medications."


He explained that in Corona virus we use a mixture of anti-platelet agents and anti-clotting agents, but there is a specific duration that depends on the blood report such as D-Dimer and Fibrinogen.


 Many people have some abnormalities in their coagulation mechanism, and without looking at it if they take these medications, they will develop bleeding function at some point.


Many doctors feel that blood thinners are prescribed more than required. Blood thinners should be given at a certain stage of infection with the Corona infection or during the recovery phase when the risk of blood clot formation is high.


Dr. Atul LeMay said: "You have to remember that in 70 to 80% of patients there are no symptoms and that many of them suffer from this virus in the body without any reaction from the body to the virus. These patients may not need any blood thinners, but it is necessary." Always have this checked by the attending physician and perform certain tests to determine inflammation. "


Who needs blood thinning medication during injury or recovery from Corona?

People who already suffer from blood thinning due to heart disease or stroke should continue to take blood thinners during and after treatment for Corona, as well as people who have inflammatory signs that predispose them to a higher risk of developing a blood clot should take blood thinners.

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