Covid-19 increased the risk of stroke, a new study finds

People who are hospitalized with the new coronavirus disease Covid-19 have a higher risk of stroke. A new medical study has found that Covid-19 patients have a higher risk of stroke than influenza and similar infectious diseases.

The findings were presented during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. Research has shown that Covid-19 increases the risk of stroke in people who are older, men, with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or irregular heartbeat.

In the study, experts analyzed data from the American Heart Association’s Covid-19 heart disease registry. The study looked at the risk of stroke in people admitted to the hospital with Covid-19.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 20 thousand hospitalized patients across the United States between January to November 2020. Researchers at the University of Washington part of this study said the results suggest that Covid-19 may increase the risk of stroke, but its mechanism is not yet known.

Researchers also added, The epidemic is still going on and we have discovered that the coronavirus is not only a respiratory disease but also a disease of the arteries of the heart that can affect many organs. Different types of stroke were confirmed in 281 patients in this study.

The study also found that the majority of stroke victims were men with an average age of 65 years and above. Similarly, 44% of patients had type 2 diabetes, while one-third had high blood pressure. The 18% of patients had palpitations and those with stroke spent an average of 22 days in the hospital.

The hospital mortality rate was twice as high in the stroke patients. The researchers say the results showed that black people had an increased risk of stroke. Paralysis has its own lethal effects and Covid-19 make recovery more difficult.

Previously been shown in the study that thickening of the blood is very common in people who become very ill with the deadly coronavirus. The issue of blood clots occurs when the blood thickens and its flow in the arteries slows down. It normally occurs in the hands and feet but can also occur in the brain, lungs, and heart, or arteries.

In severe cases, this problem is fatal as it increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and blood clots in the veins of the lungs. Blood clots in the arteries also increase the risk of a heart attack.

A study of 187 patients with Covid-19 in China found that about 30 percent had heart damage, likely this is the factor as to why they’re doing so poorly. People with Alzheimer’s disease have a much higher risk of dying from corona disease. The study found that the coronavirus mortality rate in people with coronary heart disease is close to 10%.

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