Stroke 2021 May 10:STROKEAHA120031971. Epub 2021 May 10.
Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. (L.S.M., A.S.Z., I.M., P.C., P.L., A.S.J., D.N., J.S., K.N.S., S.S., R.S., L.H.S.).
Background And Purpose: Reports indicate an increased risk of ischemic stroke during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. We aimed to identify patients with COVID-19 and ischemic stroke and explore markers of inflammation, hypercoagulability, and endotheliopathy, a structural and functional disturbance of the vascular endothelium due to a stressor.
Methods: This was a retrospective, observational cohort study comparing acute ischemic stroke patients with and without COVID-19 across 3 hospitals. Read More