Solving the mystery of long COVID – Fluidda Magazine #2

Imaging of the pulmonary vasculature is crucial for our understanding of the short- and long-term consequences of COVID-19 Prof. William Li, president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, explains during an interview in Fluidda Magazine #2.

Angiogenesis and vascular imaging form a very pressing issue to emerge from this pandemic. The need for novel parameters, such as the FRI parameter BVX, is essential to tackle long COVID, and can be a novel turnkey for drug developers.

A study under the co-authorship of Li examined the associated morphologic and molecular changes in the peripheral lungs of patients who died from COVID-19. By affecting the vascular endothelium inside the lungs, the virus changed gene expression,

altered cell shape, altered vascular function at a microcirculatory level, and caused reactive angiogenesis very similar to wound healing.

To read more, you can download the full article HERE.

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