Relationship between stroke and COVID outcomes

Takeaway

  • Stroke patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had higher risks of mortality and of being critically ill, were more likely to harbor the virus for longer time periods, and required extended treatment and care.

Why this matters

    While it is well known that older age and existing comorbidities result in poor COVID-19 outcomes, few studies have evaluated the impact of stroke on disease progression and clinical outcomes. Understanding this relationship will aid in improved care for stroke patients with COVID-19.