Corona reduces stroke patients’ chances of recovery, study
New Jersey: A new study has found that stroke patients who contract the corona virus have a very low chance of recovering from their stroke.
American researchers studied two groups of stroke patients from Europe and North America. One of these groups was infected with Corona while the other was not infected with Corona. The study found that the corona-infected group was relatively younger and had a lower risk of cerebral artery rupture, yet had a higher mortality rate.
The study, led by Pascal Gebor, a professor of neurological surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, concluded that the group with Covid-19 had 2.5 times more adverse outcomes and difficulty recovering after a stroke.
“There is still a lot we need to know about Covid, especially its impact on younger patients,” said Pascal Jabor. The effects of a stroke on a person with Covid are alarming and we must continue to research and find a cure.
A stroke, a sudden interruption of blood circulation, is a complex problem with many causes. Heart problems, cholesterol-clogged arteries or drug abuse can cause the disease. Minor strokes often do not cause permanent damage and may resolve on their own within 24 hours, while a rare stroke can be devastating.
Data from 575 patients with acute large vessel occlusion were reviewed in this study. Among them, 194 patients were infected with Covid, while 381 were patients who did not have Corona.