‘Profound correlation’: Doctors believe Covid-19 causing strokes in young
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Apr 28, 2020,
Apr 28, 2020, 0:09
The report indicated that evidence has emerged that the COVID-19 infection has the ability to cause odd blood clots that may lead to patients experiencing strokes. Such strokes are typically caused by blood clots that travel from other parts of the body into the brain.
Flu-like symptoms can be indicative of disease with the novel coronavirus these days. But not all patients exhibit these symptoms. Symptoms similar to cardiac arrest and neurological signs have been observed in other patients who may not have shown the most common COVID-19 signs.
COVID-19, the disease causing the coronavirus pandemic, has largely been associated with symptoms such as fatigue, a persistent cough, fevers and, recently, lesions.
What is even more concerning is the age range of some people with COVID-19 who have strokes.
Then suddenly, the patients had life-threatening strokes that required them to go to the hospital. But detected a high incidence of strokes in patients in their 30s or 40s who had no additional conditions or even acute cases of COVID-19.
Doctors in the United States also warned that some of those affected have been reluctant to call 911 because they know hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus cases.
"The patients that are coming are coming in later", Dr. Kahn said.
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It is going to lessen the oxygenation of a brain area If a blood clot blocks an artery in the brain and this could have different effects on your system. It could even lead to death.
Any linkage was considered more of "a clinical hunch by a lot of really smart people", said Sherry H-Y Chou, a University of Pittsburgh neurologist and critical care doctor.
Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in NY, and colleagues who have spoken to CNN said they have treated five patients below the age of 50 who all had mild symptoms of Covid-19 or were asymptomatic.
One medical report out of Wuhan, China, showed that some hospitalized patients had experienced strokes, but many of those cases were seriously ill and elderly patients. "Most of these patients have no past medical history and were at home with either mild symptoms (or in two cases, no symptoms) of Covid", Oakley continued. "All tested positive. Two of them delayed calling an ambulance".
Stroke patients with coronavirus were an average of 15 years younger than those without the virus. In contrast, fewer than two people were treated by the team with large vessel stroke per month under 50 over the previous 12 months.
Anyone showing signs of a stroke should call 911 as quickly as possible.
"It means it a bigger clot".
The message for neurologists and other physicians is "we're learning that this can disproportionally affect large vessels more than small vessels in terms of presentation of stroke", he said.