NTU study finds detail on why Covid-19 recovered patients develop blood clots!

Wed Apr 14 2021 19:28:30 GMT+0530 (IST)

The Covid-19 fear is not over yet, and to make things even scarier, researchers and doctors across the globe are finding out new problems associated with respiratory disease with time passing.

As a major concern, in a new study, experts have found out that recovered patients of the novel Coronavirus, mainly people with pre-existing cardiovascular symptoms might be at the risk of developing blood clots.

The lingering and overactive immune response in the recovered patients increases the chances of them developing blood clots, the experts said.

The shocking details were found out in the study carried out by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) scientists. The main area of the study is to find out the link between respiratory disease and the chances of developing blood clots.

The new finding has provided some sort of data on why recovered patients of the Coronavirus suffer from blood clots and the complications triggered by the blood clots.

Apart from the blood clots, those who recover from respiratory disease suffer from severe health issues like heart attack, heart stroke, or organ failure, in critical situations.

"With more people recovering from COVID-19, we started hearing from clinicians about patients returning with blood clotting issues after they had been discharged and cleared of the virus," Asst Prof Christine Cheung from NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine said.

"This makes a strong case for the close monitoring of recovered COVID-19 patients, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions like hypertension and diabetes who have weakened blood vessels, " he added.