Patients who have undergone COVID-19 should monitor the state of the blood coagulation system and take special tests at least once every six months. This was stated by the doctor-transfusiologist Andrey Zvonkov.
In an interview with Sputnik radio, the physician said that the consequences of the coronavirus persist for quite a long time and one of the most serious complications is a blood clotting disorder. In this regard, Zvonkov recommends that those who have had a coronavirus infection take an INR (international normalized ratio) test every six months.
At the same time, the doctor explained that if the INR indicator is below 1.5, this is an alarming sign, indicating the need to take medications to thin the blood and reduce its coagulability. If the indicator is 1.8-1.85, then everything is normal and the risk of thrombosis is minimal.
But if the parameter is more than 2, then you have drunk thinning drugs, you need to consult a doctor and cancel or reduce the dosage, - said Andrey Zvonkov.
Do not neglect control over your condition and the doctor recommends doing a blood test every six months for healthy people. This is especially important for representatives of the risk group: elderly people suffering from arrhythmia and coronary heart disease, people with varicose veins, overweight, diabetes mellitus.
You just need to regularly undergo tests, at least for the blood coagulation system, in order to avoid the risk of developing blood clots, thrombosis, - said Andrey Zvonkov.
Earlier NEWS.ru reported that residents of Austria more trust the Russian vaccine against coronavirus "Sputnik V" than the vaccine from AstraZeneca. This data was obtained in the course of research by the Austrian Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF Austria).