Higher-than-expected stroke risk in COVID-19 patients, he says

Washington [US], March 20 (ANI): A new study found that patients with COVID-19 hospitalization had a higher risk, compared to patients with infectious conditions such as influenza and sepsis in prior studies.

Those who had an ischemic stroke were more likely to be older, male, black race, or with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) compared with COVID-19 patients. another, according to late blight science presented today at the 2021 American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference.

The meeting was held almost March 17-19, 2021 and is the first global meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science of stroke and brain health.

For this analysis, researchers accessed the American Heart Association’s COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Index to study stroke risk among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, their demographic characteristics, medical history, and side survival. hospital interior. COVID-19 Table data extracted for this study included more than 20,000 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across the U.S. between January and November 2020.

“These findings suggest that COVID-19 may increase the risk for stroke, although the exact mechanism for this is not known for sure,” said study lead author Saate S. Shakil, MD , a cartographer at the University of Washington in Seattle. “As the pandemic continues, we are discovering that coronavirus is not just a respiratory illness, but a viral infection that can affect many organ systems.” Two hundred and eighty-one individuals (1.4 percent) in the COVID-19 stroke CVD Table were confirmed by diagnostic imaging during hospitalization. Of these, 148 patients (52.7 percent) had an ischemic stroke; 7 patients (2.5 percent) had a transient ischemic attack (TIA); and 127 patients (45.2 percent) experienced a bloating stroke or an undiagnosed type of stroke.

The analysis of COVID-19 patients also found that: – Those with any type of stroke were more likely to be male (64 percent) and older (average age 65) than patients without stroke (mean age 61).

Forty-four percent of patients who experienced an ischemic stroke also had Type 2 diabetes vs. about one-third of patients had no stroke, and most had high blood pressure (80 percent). -some ischemic stroke patients compared with non-stroke patients (58 percent); Eighteen percent of ischemic stroke patients had atrial fibrillation, and 9 percent of those without stroke had atrial fibrillation; Patients who had a stroke spent an average of 22 days in hospital, compared with 10 days in hospital for non-stroke patients; In-hospital deaths were more than twice as high among stroke patients (37 percent) compared with non-stroke patients (16 percent).

In addition, the risk of stroke varied by race. Black patients made up 27 percent of the patients in the COVID-19 CVD Registry bath for this analysis; however, 31 percent of cases of ischemic stroke were among black patients.

“We know that COVID-19 pandemic disease has had a disproportionate impact on color communities, but our research shows that Black Americans may be at higher risk for ischemic stroke after getting a virus, too, “Shakil said.” A stroke alone can have a devastating effect and recovering from COVID-19 is often a difficult path for those who survive. Together, they can impose a huge tax on patients who have acquired both conditions. “Shakil added,” It is more important than ever that we prevent the spread of COVID-19 through interventions. public health and widespread vaccine distribution. “(ANI)