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The Curious Case of the Missing Strokes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By June 11, 2020 No Comments

Despite worldwide efforts, the incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to increase. To address this ongoing public health emergency, most countries implemented strict social containment measures and reorganized health care systems. Although these were necessary changes to contain the spread of disease and to deal with a rapidly rising number of severe cases that overwhelmed medical systems, the care of patients with other time-sensitive emergencies, such as stroke, has been impacted. Globally, physicians have noted reduced admissions for stroke. However, high-quality clinical registry data confirming this trend and exploring possible reasons has been lacking.

Read the full editorial article in STROKE here.