A new study in the United States shows that coronary heart disease can increase the risk of hospital death for stroke patients.
Researchers reported in the journal Stroke that patients with covid-19 are more likely to develop strokes and new strokes during hospitalization.
They studied nearly 42,000 patients who arrived at 458 hospitals due to ischemic strokes caused by blockages in arteries that supply blood to the brain.
About 3% of these patients are positive for covid-19.
On average, they arrive at the hospital as quickly as patients without covid-19.
After that, things will slow down for those infected with the coronavirus.
Study co-author, Dr. Greg Fornello of the University of California, said: “It may be due to the use of personal protective equipment and other preventive measures used by medical staff.” Covida-19 patients take longer to receive treatment for blood clot rupture. , Los Angeles.
The study cannot prove that treatment delays are less effective for covid-19 patients.
But Fonarow said that the results of the study show that it is necessary to further strengthen the treatment plan for stroke patients to ensure timely diagnosis and timely treatment of patients with ischemic stroke, while protecting medical staff from coronavirus infection.