COVID-19 Linked Strokes More Severe With Higher Mortality, Says A Study
New York: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) linked to COVID-19 is more serious that leads to worse functional results with higher mortality, an international researchers’ team has found out.
The study was published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association by the researchers, analysed data on COVID-19 patients with AIS treated at 28 healthcare centres across 16 countries this year.
Researchers compared them to non COVID-19 patients from the Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne (ASTRAL) Registry, in between 2003 and 2019.
The research team determined the clinical characteristics and results of COVID-19 patients and AIS.
“The association highlights the urgent need for studies aiming to uncover the underlying mechanisms and is relevant for prehospital stroke awareness and in-hospital acute stroke pathways during the current and future pandemics,” the study authors said in the study.