The spread of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers. But even in the heat of a once-in-a-century pandemic, patients continue to suffer from perennial, and potentially fatal, medical emergencies — including stroke.
The demands of the crisis, as well as patients' own fear of infection, can interfere with treatment of these dangerous cerebrovascular events, and could make outcomes worse. That's not all: Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 puts patients, including younger, healthier ones, at risk for stroke.
This year, awareness continues beyond National Stroke Awareness Month, especially due to this uniquely challenging time for addressing the potentially fatal but preventable, treatable condition. Join us as we redouble efforts to reduce stroke and its consequences. Together we can make a difference, even in unprecedented circumstances.