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COVID-19 is associated with large vessel occlusion strokes

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes

However, no association seen between COVID-19 and small vessel occlusion stroke
The median number of weekly consults seen through a telestroke network decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

From March through April 2020, Black patients were significantly less likely to present with stroke
For hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Risk for Acute Cerebrovascular Events Low in COVID-19 Patients

In hospitalized patients with COVID-19, 2.4 percent had confirmed ischemic stroke, 0.9 percent had ICH
More than one-third of stroke survivors have uncontrolled hypertension

More Than One in Three Stroke Survivors Have Uncontrolled HTN

80.4 percent of stroke survivors take antihypertensive medications, most commonly ACEi, ARB
Patients with COVID-19 appear to have a heightened risk for acute ischemic stroke compared with patients with influenza

Acute Ischemic Stroke Risk Higher With COVID-19 Than Influenza

Higher risk remains even when adjusting for demographic and clinical features
Among patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation

Medical Management Alone Better for Brain AV Malformations

Risk of stroke or death up with medical management plus interventional therapy for unruptured AVM
Following declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national emergency

ED Use Down for MI, Stroke, Hyperglycemic Crisis in COVID-19

Drop in visits seen in the 10-week period following declaration of COVID-19 as national emergency
Compared with urban patients

Mortality Up for Rural Versus Urban Stroke Patients

Rural patients have lower use of intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular therapy
Current cigarette smoking is associated with stroke risk in blacks

Stroke Risk Increased in African Americans Who Smoke Cigarettes

Dose-dependent increase in risk seen with smoking intensity; risk similar for past, never smokers
Recent cannabis use is not associated with acute ischemic stroke

Recent Cannabis Use Not Linked to Acute Ischemic Stroke

After adjustment for confounding variables including age, race, cardiac condition, no link observed