29 April 2020
HealthDay Reports: COVID-19 Now Linked With Strokes in Young Patients
Experts say COVID-19 seems to increase clotting in some patients, which might cause strokes in young and middle-aged patients.
COVID-19 Now Linked With Strokes in Young Patients
WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 might raise stroke risk in young and middle-aged adults, with virus-linked blood clots causing severe damage to their brains, doctors warn.
Word has already spread that the novel coronavirus appears to increase clotting in some patients, experts say.
Now, a series of five cases at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City indicate that those clots might cause strokes in young patients, according to a new report in the April 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.