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Full-Dose Blood Thinners Improve Outcomes in Hospitalized Covid Patients

In large clinical trials, full-dose anticoagulation (blood thinner) treatments given to moderately ill patients hospitalized for Covid-19 reduced the need for vital organ support, such as ventilation. A trend in reduced mortality was also observed and is under further study. With large numbers of Covid-19 patients requiring hospitalization, these outcomes could also help reduce the overload on intensive care units around the world.

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