Fewer Greek hospital admissions for stroke and acute coronary syndromes during COVID-19 outbreak

Takeaway

  • Hospitalization rates for stroke or acute coronary syndromes in Greece were reduced during the COVID-19 outbreak in Spring 2020 compared with Spring 2019.

Why this matters

    These important findings highlight the need to educate the public on the dangers of medical care avoidance in order to encourage people with cerbro/cardiovascular issues to seek medical help in the event of future COVID-19 waves.