Mysterious Blood Clots Appearing In COVID-19 Patients
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Many doctors have discovered a mysterious and potentially lethal blood clotting in COVID-19 patients — gel-like clumps in the blood that can cause serious problems, such as heart attack and stroke.

Some doctors started to notice that their COVID-19 patients were developing clots in their legs, even while they were on blood thinners. Others reported trouble with dialysis machines for COVID-19 patients because clots in the patients' blood would clog the machine tubing. In addition, some COVID-19 autopsies have found tiny blood clots throughout the lungs.

Reports are also surfacing of relatively young people, in their 30s and 40s, who are having strokes after being infected with the new coronavirus. It's known that strokes are often caused by blot clots that break free and travel to vessels in the brain.

The link between COVID-19 and clots has led some hospitals to put all COVID-19 patients on low doses of blood thinners to prevent clots.

A recent study from the Netherlands, published in the journal Thrombosis Research, found that out of 184 COVID-19 patients in the ICU, more than 30% experienced some type of clotting issue.

The clots could be the result of an overactive immune system, which leads to an imbalance in "clotting factors" that can cause clotting or bleeding. But doctors note that many COVID-19 patients in the ICU also have other risk factors for blood clots, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

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