Investigating blood flow in severe COVID-19 patients - News article on CORDIS

Critically ill COVID-19 patients suffer alterations in their tissue microcirculation associated with how severe the disease is, according to a new study. The results point to a type of non-obstructive coronary artery disease.

An article about results of the projects LUCA, VASCOVID and LASERLAB-EUROPE has been published on the CORDIS website.

Researchers supported by the EU-funded LUCA, VASCOVID and LASERLAB-EUROPE projects studied COVID-19 from a different perspective. In what is likely the first study of its kind, they examined how the disease affected microcirculation – the circulation of blood in the smallest blood vessels – in seriously ill COVID-19 patients. Their findings have been published in the journal ‘Critical Care’.

The LUCA (Laser and Ultrasound Co-Analyzer for thyroid nodules) and VASCOVID (PORTABLE PLATFORM FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF MICROVASCULAR HEALTH IN COVID-19 PATIENTS AT THE INTENSIVE CARE) projects are coordinated by the Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain. LASERLAB-EUROPE (The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures) is coordinated by the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

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