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How COVID-19 complicates stroke care

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Wynne Parry  Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Wynne Parry

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

A serious threat

In the United States, stroke is:

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Three ways COVID-19 complicates stroke treatment

1. A new risk factor

2. Delays in time-sensitive treatment

3. Shortages in equipment, staff and beds

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How to better prevent and treat stroke

1. Improve outcomes with IPC

2. Pare down door-to-treatment time

3. Identify those at risk for another stroke

4. Adapt to the demands of COVID-19