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COVID-19 linked to increased risk of blood clots even months later

A new study finds that people who had COVID-19 are at increased risk for blood disorders months after their illness. Photo: Pexels

(George Citroner/ Healthline) –– New research in the British Journal of Medicine (BMJ) finds risk of a potentially severe consequence of COVID-19 can remain elevated for months.

Swedish researchers analyzed national registry data from over one million people to discover that the increased risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs may extend up to six months after experiencing the pandemic virus

Dr. Richard Becker, professor and director, UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, and UC Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease at the UC College of Medicine, told Healthline these findings show the importance of data collection. (…)