Risk of Stroke Higher than Expected in COVID-19 Patients

New research from the American Heart Association finds that patients hospitalized with COVID-19 had a higher risk of stroke than patients with similar infectious conditions such as influenza and sepsis in prior studies.Risk of Stroke Higher than Expected in COVID-19 Patients

For the analysis, researchers analyzed data of more than 20,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the U.S. between January and November 2020. Data were taken from the American Heart Association's COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry.

To examine the risk of stroke among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, the researchers analyzed such factors as patients’ demographic characteristics, medical histories, and in-hospital survival.

Lead researcher Saate S. Shakil, M.D., a cardiology fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, says: “These findings suggest that COVID-19 may increase the risk for stroke, though the exact mechanism for this is still unknown. As the pandemic continues, we are finding that coronavirus is not just a respiratory illness, but a vascular disease that can affect many organ systems.”

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