A study by researchers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) proved that covid-19 is not only a lung disease, but it is also a vascular disease.
A study carried out with post-mortem samples, authorized by the relatives of patients who died due to covid-19, showed that they had lesions in the cell that lines the blood vessel, with the possibility of causing thrombi and leading to death. Patients with a mean age of 75 years and with comorbidities such as arterial hypertension, diabetes and obesity were analyzed.
According to Agência Brasil, after publication of the results of the first analyzes in the international medical journal Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology (ATVB), of the American Heart Association, the researchers indicated that the early use of anticoagulants may help in the treatment of covid-19 and avoid thrombosis.
The group that studies surviving covid patients already has more than 100 samples for research.