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Canadian-led international study: Full-dose blood thinners benefit moderately ill COVID-19 patients

Collaborative international clinical trials testing full-dose anticoagulation with heparin (a blood thinner) in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 has found the treatment improves survival and reduces the need for vital organ support such as mechanical ventilation in moderately ill patients, but does not yield the same positive outcomes among critically ill patients already requiring life support, according to two Canadian-led studies published August 4 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

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