(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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