Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Risk of blood clots remains for almost a year after COVID-19 infection, study suggests




 News Release 20-Sep-2022
Peer-Reviewed Publication
Health Data Research UK


COVID-19 infection increases the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots for at least 49 weeks, according to a new study of health records of 48 million unvaccinated adults from the first wave of the pandemic.


The findings suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to an additional 10,500 cases of heart attacks, strokes and other blood clot complications such as deep vein thrombosis in England and Wales in 2020 alone, although the excess risk to individuals remains small and reduces over time.



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