The National Institute of Health has launched two clinical trials that will look into the safety and effectiveness of different types of blood thinners to treat adults with COVID-19.
Doctors have seen patients with COVID-19 develop blood clots. Many of those patients died and autopsies have shown clots in almost every organ of the body.
Clinical trials are being conducted at more than 100 sites across the globe, including University of Florida Health and the One Florida Clinical Research Consortium.
Researchers will give different blood thinners to patients who have COVID-19, some who are fighting the virus off at home and some who are hospitalized.
Blood thinners haven’t been widely used in the treatment process before because the blood clot complications weren’t really known until the autopsies.
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