Ischaemic stroke 'uncommon' in COVID-19

Patients hospitalised with the infection, however, have a poor prognosis if they do experience stroke, New York doctors say

Ischaemic stroke appears to be uncommon in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, according to data from a New York healthcare system.

Statue of Liberty with cornavirus behind it

Doctors from three comprehensive stroke centres in New York City compared the clinical characteristics of patients with stroke and a diagnosis of COVID-19 with two groups of control patients with stroke who did not have the infection.

Overall, 32 of 3556 patients (0.9%) hospitalised with COVID-19 had radiologically proven