The doctor posted a photo of a blood clot on a social network and said that it was removed from an artery in the leg of a patient with COVID-19.
In India, a patient with a coronavirus was able to extract a long blood clot from an artery in his leg. This was reported by Ambarish Satwik, a vascular surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi on Twitter.
“What Covid clots look like. We were able to save the limb,” the doctor said.
He also said that the coronavirus can lead to blood clots. The incidence of heart attacks, strokes, or loss of limbs due to blood clots ranges from 2% to 5%.
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What Covid clots look like. Covid produces blood clots. The incidence of heart attack, stroke, or limb loss due to an arterial clot in Covid varies from 2%-5%. We pried these out of the lower limb arteries of a Covid patient. We were able to save the limb. pic.twitter.com/TrKhVJmFdF— Ambarish Satwik (@AmbarishSatwik) May 5, 2021
After the publication on the social network, the doctor was interviewed by DoctorNDTV.
In an interview with reporters, Satwik recalled that COVID-19 often causes thrombosis, and due to vascular blockage, blood circulation in general or the blood supply to any organ is completely disrupted.
Sometimes even young people can get a heart attack or stroke.