Rob Brown, MD

A Physician's Unique Perspective on Wellness

COVID-19, Blood Clots, and Possible Exacerbation from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

covid 19 blood clots

The relationship between COVID 19 and blood clots has caused considerable alarm.

This past week, the New England Journal of Medicine published a report that an increased number of strokes are being seen in young patients with COVID-19. Coincidentally, while working last week, I read the CT scans of 3 emergency room patients who had uncommon blood clots. I found the cluster of cases to be unusual. The first patient was a 54-year-old man with a blood clot in the artery supplying his spleen. The loss of blood flow killed (infarcted) a portion of his spleen. The second case was a 71-year-old woman who clotted the artery supplying her intestine (the superior mesenteric artery (SMA)). Her small intestine died. Gas from the dead gut was then pushed into the liver, shown in the following image, and she soon passed away.

Portal venous gas due to SMA thrombosis and ischemic bowel

Portal venous gas due to SMA thrombosis and bowel necrosis

The third patient, a 57 year old man, developed a clot in his portal vein, a large vessel that carries blood and nutrients from the intestine to the liver. Although I didn’t have clinical history providing a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, I did speak to the ER physician and recommended she test these patients for the virus.

Blood clots in veins versus blood clots in arteries

Many people understand that veins can become clotted if you are inactive. Laying in bed for days and sitting for prolonged periods, such as when on a long plane flight or car ride can result in a deep venous thrombosis (DVT). These venous blood clots are dangerous because they can dislodge and float downstream to the heart where they are propelled into the artery leading to the lungs. It is here these clots can block blood flow to the lungs and cause serious health problems, including death.

Blood clots in arteries are different. An arterial clot doesn’t typically come from blood stagnation. Instead, an abnormality in either the clotting characteristics of the blood or a disease of the blood vessel lining which then incites an immune response, can both cause clotting. The parts of the body receiving diminished blood flow become deprived of nutrients and oxygen, a condition called ischemia. In time, the affected structures may die. This process can occur in the arteries supplying the brain (a stroke), those supplying vital organs, the limbs, or anywhere else.

It is now recognized that COVID-19 causes blood clots, both in arteries and in veins. The cause for this appears to be multifactorial. The virus damages the cells that line the blood vessels, the endothelium, and causes an immune response which, in itself, may cause increased viscosity of the blood. Dr. Maria Pavlis, a cardiologist working in a suburban hospital of NYC, told me last night that most of their patients with COVID-19 are now being placed on blood thinners.

Where does EMF fit into the relationship between COVID 19 and blood clots?

Evidence that EMF can cause a reaction in endothelial cells, increasing the risk for blood clot formation, was first described in 2004. EMF exposure may also induce Rouleaux formation, a reversible condition where red blood cells adhere to one another and become stacked, one on top of the other like a stack of coins. This phenomenon may occur with many conditions, including infections, connective tissue diseases and cancer. Rouleaux formation can be associated with increased viscosity of the blood and can cause the blockage of small arteries.

Normal Blood Cells
Same Patient – Rouleaux formation of red blood cells after 10 min exposure to 2.45 GHz

Dr. Magda Havas, PhD and Professor Emeritus at Trent University in Ontario, provided me with the following images. Both slides demonstrate blood smear specimens from the same patient and were collected within twenty minutes of each other. The first image was obtained before EMF exposure and is a normal blood sample. The second image was obtained after exposure to 10 minutes of EMF from a 2.45 GHz wifi router (at levels considered safe by international standards and well below FCC guidelines). Red blood cell stacking in the irradiated sample is easily appreciated.

My concern is that given the prevalence of the COVID virus and the ubiquity of EMF in our society, could it be that EMF generated Rouleaux formation is exacerbating the propensity for thrombosis in some patients with COVID-19?

Whether or not you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, we should all seek ways to reduce our EMF exposure, particularly during sleep. Hardwire computers, accessories, laptops and TVs wherever possible. Turn off EMF emitting devices, such as wifi routers and cell phones at night. Rouleaux formation should reverse, sleep will improve, melatonin production will increase and we will wake up better refreshed and healthier. I’ve made these changes in my own life and highly recommend you do the same!

For more information on possible interrelationships between EMF and COVID-19, please read Dr. Havas’ blog here.

See also: Preparations for an Incipient War on COVID-19

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10 Comments

  1. Hi, I’m not a Physician, nor even in the medical field… but something came to my mind. This article speaks of the lining of arteries and veins being affected.

    What about the pericardium also? I believe I read that some people have had heart problems.

    • Thank you for your comment. The pericardium is made from a different type of cells than the walls that make up arteries. However, there are reports of pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium) and myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) in patients with COVID-19, so it may be affecting these cell types in some patients too.

  2. Interesting. I have noticed elevated D dimer in 1/3 – 1/2 of my Mold exposed patients at EHCMV. Lisa Nagy MD – we have met at September meeting. 🙂

  3. Jason

    as someone who is emf sensitive i’m relieved that someone has finally seen the connection! i was admitted into the hospital about 10 years ago with VERY similar COVID symptoms and my ER doctor even asked about family history of blood clots. I could go on and on in regards to the connection with EMFs. But the most BIZZARE thing is that I have been hearing a HIGH pitched sound since mid-January 2020. I eventually called California Health Department and I was told that it sometimes happens when frequencies of telecommunication technologies increase!!!!…um 5g anyone?

    • Your symptom of High pitched frequency sounds like Tinnitus. This can be an effect of EMF exposure, among many other environmental toxins, including listening to excessively loud music and/or repetitive exposure to loud noise.

  4. Steve

    What kind of EMF’s are generated by 5G towers and devices?

    • From what I understand, 5G will encompass bandwidths ranging from 450 MHz through 6 GHz and then additional bandwidths from 24.25 GHz through 86 GHz. I don’t think the actual bandwidths that will be employed by the various carriers has been confirmed yet, although this is a rapidly moving target and I may have outdated information at this point. The 5G technology will encompass many of the bandwidths currently being used for 3G and 4G. This is all considered microwave and/or radio-frequency.

      • Volker

        I believe that 5G will use 60 GHz. Oxygen has a very high (98%) absorption band centered at 60 GHz which renders it unavailable for bonding to haemoglobin…This may be why people were reported to have ‘dropped dead’, without apparent cause, in the streets of Wuhan…Instant asphyxiation! Wuhan had a very high 5G saturation. 5G may be a veritable human ‘kill-switch’, even without covid co-morbidity.

  5. Daniel

    I caught the Covid . Weeks before it took me down I had anemia like symptoms
    low energy and a mild irregular heartbeat. When the fever and chills hit I started
    taking VitC powder lots of it. My heart was much worse could only sleep on my right side and had to take extra breathes. I never coughed once and no phlegm but I had massive headaches. After the fever broke I started taking aspirin around 100 total over 2 week period poor mans blood thinner. On the couch one early morning with the lights out looking at dim lights in the room I noticed one eye was half the power as the other. After a few days and feeling better I went outside to
    collect some rays VitD and with my eyes closed staring up at the sun noticed a dark spot in my vision , I opened and closed my eyes and within about a minute the spot disappeared. I surmise the virus was hold up in one eye. The damage from the virus took months to recover from taste, kidney function and energy level. For some reason right before I got sick I felt compelled to make a tin foil helmet. I use it often when I have a buzzing or ringing sound and find it helps stop headaches as well. This is one strange virus.

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