Risk of blood clot formation is high in covid patients.
Patients with pre-existing medical conditions need blood thinners for which the doctors first examine the patient's blood clotting mechanism.
Self-prescription of blood thinners can lead to very dangerous consequences.
Covid-19 patients are being prescribed blood thinners by the treating doctors. People have been asking about the importance of blood thinners for covid patients.
The response to this is that moderate to severely infected patients are being prescribed blood thinners. The main point being that patients with pre-existing medical conditions need blood thinners as covid infection can lead to blood clot formation in various parts of the vascular system in the body. This clot can be prevented through blood thinners.
The most important part to be noted is that self-prescription of blood thinners can lead to dangerous consequences; hence these must be administered under medical supervision. Doctors examine a patient’s blood clotting mechanism before prescribing the blood thinners. The pre-existing medical conditions referred to here are diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, brain stroke, kidney ailments etc.
Blood thinners are anti-platelet agents which are responsible for the prevention of blood clotting on the rough surface of the blood vessel. Mainly cardiac and diabetic patients have a risk of blood clots. Blood thinners are mostly given during the recovery phase as the risk of clotting is higher at that time. Mainly the final decision is in the hands of the treating doctors who conduct tests to determine what will be best for the patient at this stage.