Relationship between SARS-CoV-2 status and stroke epidemiology and treatment

Takeaway

  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection may be associated with increased risk for stroke, especially cryptogenic stroke, and stroke in people with SARS-CoV-2 results in a higher risk for in-hospital mortality.

Why this matters

    Understanding interrelated risks of SARS-CoV-2 and stroke will aid in improving treatment and outcomes in this patient population.