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Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the CerebrovascularÔÇÉCardiovascular Systems: What Do We Know So Far?


Written on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:03

Based on the review of published studies, this article comments on the likeliness of COVID-19 patients experiencing acute stroke in addition to cardiac related events, resulting in poorer outcomes. With regards to cerebrovascular interaction, patients with pre-existing cerebrovascular disease are at a higher risk of worse outcomes. Furthermore, early studies revealed that acute events such as ischaemic stroke were found in almost 6% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Development of cerebrovascular disease is also more likely in patients with severe infections as opposed to those with less severe infections. Read the full AHA Journal article here