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COVID-19 prompts ‘hyper-activity’ in blood clotting cells, research shows
COVID-19 triggered changes in blood platelets could be a contributing factor to the onset of heart attaks and strokes in some patients with the disease, new research reveals.
"The researchers found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, seems to trigger genetic changes in platelets. Those changes also impact how platelets interacted with the immune system, likely contributing to respiratory inflammation that could result in more severe lung injury."