Increased risk of ischemic stroke in people with Coronavirus Disease 2019 compared to influenza

Takeaway

  • People with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are at a higher risk of developing an acute ischemic stroke compared to people with influenza.

Why this matters

    Clinicians should be vigilant for symptoms and signs of acute ischemic stroke in people with COVID-19 so that time-sensitive interventions can take place.