India  

Study reveals hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke

Video Credit: ANI - Duration: 01:34s - Published
Study reveals hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke

Study reveals hospitalised COVID-19 patients have low risk of stroke

While initial reports suggested a significant risk of stroke in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, a new study shows a low risk of stroke in patients hospitalised with the disease.

Notably, the majority of afflicted patients had existing risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

These findings provide more clarity about the role COVID-19 plays in causing stroke in a diverse population of the US.

The study paper was published in the journal Stroke from Penn Medicine.

To evaluate the risk and incidence of stroke in COVID-19 hospitalised patients, researchers analysed data from 844 COVID-19 patients admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital between March and May.

The team also analysed the data for cases of intracranial haemorrhage (bleeding in the brain).

Researchers found that 2.4 per cent of patients hospitalised for COVID-19 had an ischemic stroke -- the most common type of stroke, typically caused by a blood clot in the brain.

Importantly, the majority of these stroke patients had existing risk factors, such as high blood pressure (95 per cent) and a history of diabetes (60 per cent) and traditional stroke mechanisms, such as heart failure.

Additionally, over one-third had a history of a previous stroke.


You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Coronavirus Coronavirus Subfamily of viruses in the family Coronaviridae

West Bengal man covers 5500 km on foot to spread COVID awareness [Video]

West Bengal man covers 5500 km on foot to spread COVID awareness

Despite extant COVID crisis, some people have been defiant. COVID precautions still remain to be the best solution to avoid getting infected. Contributing his bit, a man hailing from West Bengal, is covering cities on foot to spread the vital information. Thakur Das Sasmal has covered 5500 km so far. "I started the trek from Kolkata on 25 August. My goal is to inform people about Corona, to convince them," he said.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 02:16Published
Coronvirus: French businesses fear low-key Christmas season [Video]

Coronvirus: French businesses fear low-key Christmas season

Christmas cheer is thin on the ground this year with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on traditional celebrations.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 02:19Published
France poverty report: Coronavirus pandemic worsening youth inequality [Video]

France poverty report: Coronavirus pandemic worsening youth inequality

Credit: FRANCE 24 English    Duration: 01:32Published

Related videos from verified sources

GRAPH: COVID-19 hospital beds in use as of July 30, 2020 [Video]

GRAPH: COVID-19 hospital beds in use as of July 30, 2020

The latest hospital data shows 341 hospital beds in use by confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients – 12 fewer from Wednesday, with 34 patients discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours and..

Credit: 7News - The Denver Channel     Duration: 00:21Published
Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals [Video]

Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals

As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:35Published
Bihar Health Minister visits hotel-turned-hospital for COVID patients in Patna [Video]

Bihar Health Minister visits hotel-turned-hospital for COVID patients in Patna

Bihar Health Minister, Mangal Pandey visited Patliputra Ashok Hotel, now converted into COVID-19 hospital in Patna on July 30. The 75-bed COVID-19 facility will work as a hospital from today onwards...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:16Published