Acute Care Edinburgh


The ICECAP COVID19 post mortem study aims to describe and understand the disease processes that lead to death in COVID19 patients as well as to provide rapid feedback to clinical teams to inform ongoing patient care.

Seven post mortems have already been performed and observations this far are driving a number of separate research avenues including understanding of the distribution of coronavirus within the body, the inflammatory response to viral infection and the factors contributing to pulmonary thrombosis. The ICECAP study team welcomes referrals and discussion of any patient within the hospital who has died or is dying from COVID19. After the patient’s death and initial agreement from the family our team of experienced specialist nurses will liaise with the relatives to discuss authorisation for post-mortem.


Please contact the 24 hour study phone line on 0131 376 1019 to refer/discuss a patient.

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