COVID-19 can also lead to thrombosis and bleeding.
About it on air TSN.19: 30 Konstantin Rudenko, MD, deputy director of the Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery, said.
The doctor says that COVID-19 can also lead to thrombosis and bleeding.
“The virus affects the vascular endothelium systemically – it is the inner wall of the blood vessels. Therefore, it can lead not only to the formation of thrombosis, but also to the development of a systemic immune response – bleeding. Systemic blood clots can lead to the development of acute myocardial infarction in even young people, so and then thromboembolism of the pulmonary artery. Then the blood clots are formed in the deep veins of the legs and with blood flow through the heart to the lungs. This leads to fatal consequences, “says the doctor.
In addition, the coronavirus can also affect the myocardium. This leads to pathological changes, reducing the contractile function of the heart muscle, which causes heart failure.
Commenting death of an 18-year-old coronavirus patient In Zhytomyr region, which came from bleeding due to thrombosis, the doctor said: “Unfortunately, this case is not alone. Italian colleagues confirm that 50% to 70% of patients who die from COVID-19 have such thrombogenic complications. “.
The physician noted that in the vast majority of coronavirus patients at risk are dying: people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or cancer.
2 weeks later, the Cabinet of Ministers introduced an emergency regime throughout Ukraine and extended the quarantine for a month – until April 24. April 3 quarantine strengthened: imposed mandatory 14-day observation for people arriving from abroad, forbidden to move on the streets of more than two persons, except in cases of escorting children. April 22 quarantine extended until May 11.
In Ukraine, March 3 recorded the first case of COVID-19 coronavirus infection. The resident of Chernivtsi region was infected. It wasn’t long before returned with his wife from Italy. On the evening of March 12 in Ukraine, two more cases of coronavirus infection have been officially confirmed. Infections were recorded in Chernivtsi and Zhytomyr regions. A woman from Zhytomyr region died of infection, becoming the first the victim of COVID-19 in Ukraine.
After that about detection of coronavirus began to report in other areas. The epicenters of the outbreak in Ukraine have become the Chernivtsi region and the city of Kiev, where the disease is diagnosed the most. For the latest news on the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine, the number of patients and deaths, as well as the means of fighting COVID-19, please visit TSN.ua.
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