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COVID Stroke Rare in ICU – MedPage Today

Ischemic stroke in intensive care didn’t raise mortality, but hemorrhagic stroke did

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About 2% of COVID-19 patients experienced a stroke after they were admitted to intensive care, a year-long, multinational study showed.
Of these ICU patients, hemorrhagic stroke was linked to higher mortality, but ischemic stroke was not, reported Jonathon Fanning, MBBS, PhD, of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, in an abstract released in advance of the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting. The findings will be presented as part of the meeting’s Emerging Science program…

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