Increased risk of blood clots persists long after COVID-19
Text after the original press release written by Ola Nilsson.
Even several months after COVID-19, one is still at an increased risk of blood clot and bleeding. In the worst case, a blood clot can be fatal however, it can often be treated or prevented. These are the findings of a study from Umeå University, Sweden, where researchers analyzed all COVID-19 cases in Sweden from the start of the pandemic until May last year.
Picture: Dr Anne-Marie Fors Connolly, the head of the study (left) and Ioannis Katsoularis, one of the first authors of this study (right). Credits: Hans Karlsson and Klas Sjöberg.
Anne-Marie Fors Connolly, MIMS Clinical Research Fellow, researcher at the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Umeå University, who also works as a clinician at Norrland’s University Hospital, lead the recent study about the risk of blood clots and bleeding following COVID-19, which is now published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).