Stroke Risk Highest Right After COVID Infection!
The risk for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in patients with COVID-19 appears to be significantly elevated in the first 3 days after the infection, new research shows. The study, among Medicare beneficiaries with COVID-19, also showed that stroke risk is higher for relatively young older adults, those aged 65 to 74 years, and those without a history of stroke.
@milind Clinicians and patients should understand that stroke might be one of the very important clinical consequences of COVID-19. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US. As an increasing number of people become infected with COVID-19, it's important to determine if there's a relationship between COVID and the risk of stroke.