Journal of Coronary Heart Diseases

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Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19


Lindsay Bond

Thrombosis and inflammation may play a role in morbidity and mortality in coronavirus patients in 2019. Therapeutic-dose anticoagulation, we expected, would enhance outcomes in critically ill Covid-19 patients. Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is linked to thrombosis and inflammation. Despite receiving standard-dose pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis, critically ill patients on Covid-19 are at increased risk of thrombosis. Systemic inflammation and coagulation activation indicators in circulation. As a result, inflammation and thrombosis may play a role in poor outcomes


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