New research has shown that corona patients taking aspirin to avoid heart disease have a much lower risk of death. The study is led by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. It has been said that such corona patients hospitalized who were taking aspirin to avoid heart disease felt very little need to be kept in ICU.
Research published in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia states that aspirin is an economical and easy-to-use drug that can help prevent serious complications of the corona. Jonathan Chow, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at UMSOM, said there is an important finding that needs to be confirmed through random clinical trials.
If our discovery is confirmed, the use of aspirin can reduce the mortality of corona patients. It will not require a doctor's prescription and will be the first medication to be available for treatment. For the research, Dr. Chow and his colleagues studied the medical records of 412 corona patients aged 55 years on average.
All these were patients who were admitted to the hospital during the last few months. A quarter of these patients were taking aspirin to avoid heart disease. The use of aspirin reduces the risk of being placed on a mechanical ventilator by 44 percent. The risk of getting corona patients admitted to ICU reduces up to 43 percent.
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