Covid-19 – Day 133: The Profile of Covid-19 Patients Admitted to an ICU


(E) Professor Matthieu Schmidt ,from the Service of Réanimation Médicale (Intensive Care Unit) of the Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris, described the characteristics of the Covid-19 patients that are the most often being treated to an ICU, in an interview with France 2 Television:

His interview starts at 24:13 in the video.

Based on his experience and the other doctors at the Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière, the profiles of patients admitted to the ICU for Covid-19 are mostly:

  • Patients who are overweighted or obese (over 70%)
  • Patients who are male (over 75%)
  • Patients who have hypertension (~50%)
  • Patients who are diabetic

Younger patients that have Covid-19, and admitted to the ICU are likely to have one of those profiles.

Although people who smoke are likely to more affected by the Covid-19, it is not clear that there are more likely to be admitted for treatment to an ICU.

A few articles have already been published that attempt to explain why male patients are more affected by Covid-19 than female patients: Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track?

Note: The picture above is the Chapel from La Pitié Salpêtrière.

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