Acute ischemic stroke as a consequence of COVID-19?


  • Adults under the age of 50 with previous asymptomatic COVID-19 infection are at increased risk of acute ischemic stroke (AIS).

Why this matters

  • AIS is a known complication of COVID-19; however, it is not known if an individual must have symptomatic COVID-19 to be at risk of AIS.

  • Physicians should be aware of the serious and long-term complications of both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 as the pandemic continues.