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Covid-19: blood clots targeted in drug trial

Jun 17, 2020 13:47 IST

The British Heart Foundation is funding a new trial to test whether an experimental drug can prevent the deadly blood clots that are associated with Covid-19. The drug called TRV027 will be among several others being trialled to prevent the severe effects of Covid-19. Researchers from Imperial College London, involved in the study, believe that the virus uses an enzyme as a "handle" to enter the cells but this disables the enzyme and when out of balance, the blood becomes sticky. 60 patients will be given the new experimental drug or a placebo next month for the study.