Strokes Are Deadlier When They Hit COVID Patients
COVID-19 hasn't increased the risk for stroke, but when a stroke occurs it's more likely to be fatal, a new study finds.
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): J.M. Trejo Gabriel y Galán
The management of acute neurological conditions, particularly acute ischemic stroke, in the context of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is of importance, considering the risk of infection to the healthcare workers and patients and emerging evidence of the neuroinvasive potential of the virus. There are variations in expert guidelines further complicating the picture for clinicians in acute settings. In this light, there is a compelling need for further formulation of recommendations that compile these variations seen in the numerous guidelines present. Health system protocols for managing ongoing acute neurological car...
The issue of'disappearing'MI and stroke admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic is being borne out in new data, mirroring that seen elsewhere in the US and Europe.Medscape Medical News
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Conditions: Ischemic Stroke; Covid 19 Intervention: Other: Mechanical Trombectomy Sponsor: University Hospital, Montpellier Recruiting
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(University of Virginia Health System) Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19.
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes later during the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared with a similar timeframe in 2019. These delays, say stroke surgeons from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), are impacting both survival and recovery.