Stroke & COVID-19 FAQs

How common are neurologic conditions among COVID-19 patients?

A study published in the journal of the American Medical Association last week found 36% of 214 Chinese patients with COVID-19 infection had neurological symptoms ranging from loss of smell and nerve pain, to seizures and strokes.

Do stroke survivors have increased risk of COVID-19?

Stroke survivors are at greater risk of getting complication like pneumonia. Stroke survivors are advised to stay at home as much as possible & follow the specific advice about their health condition.

What does COVID-19 mean to stroke patient?

The data suggested that people who have had to stroke, are of higher risk of complications if they are infected with COVID-19.

Is there an increased risk of re-occurrence of stroke in patients affected with corona virus infection?

Yes, there is an increased risk of recurrence of stroke. Therefore, it’s important for stroke survivors to regularly take their medicines, take advice of their doctors, and follow the latest advice on staying home and maintaining social distancing norms.

Which all precautions stroke survivors must take, if they develop COVID-19 symptoms?

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough

If stroke patients start showing above sign of coronavirus (COVID-19), they need to be isolated as quickly as possible. Contact the clinic or your doctor by phone or email. It is strongly advised that scheduled an appointment by phone or video call.

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