Swiss hospital's coronavirus treatment receives global attention
A coronavirus treatment pioneered in a Swiss hospital is receiving worldwide attention.
At the beginning of March, a pensioner – in otherwise good health – went to hospital in Emmental, showing the first signs of Covid-19 symptoms.
His condition worsened over the next few days and was transferred to intensive care. His blood tests showed a high level of coagulant so he was treated with large doses of blood thinner.
He started to improve and after three weeks he was back on a ward.
The treatment has been written up in the journal ‘Thrombosis Research’ by the doctor Robert Escher.
The hospital says there is now further research being carried out elsewhere in the world.