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Study: Coronavirus patients treated with hydroxychloroquine have higher risk of dying

WNYT Staff
Created: May 22, 2020 05:34 PM

New data shows hydroxycloroquine increased the risk of death and serious heart issues.

Researchers with Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Disease studied data from more than 96,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus.

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It was found that those treated with chloroquine, or hydroxychloroquine, had a higher risk of dying compared to those who did not take the anti-malaria drugs.

That risk increased if the patients took the drug with an antibiotic such as azithromycin.

Also, those who took hydroxycloroquine had a significant increased risk of serious heart arrhythmias.


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