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Call to Action: SARS-CoV-2 and CerebrovAscular DisordErs (CASCADE)

Shahram Abootalebi, Benjamin M Aertker, Mohammad Sobhan Andalibi, Negar Asdaghi, Ozlem Aykac, M Reza Azarpazhooh, M Cecilia Bahit, Kristian Barlinn, Hamidon Basri, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Anna Bersano, Jose Biller, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi, Robert D Brown, Bruce C Campbell, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Deidre Anne De Silva, Mario Di Napoli, Afshin A Divani, Randall C Edgell Show all

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2), now named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), may change the risk of stroke through an enhanced systemic inflammatory response, hypercoagulable state, and endothelial damage in the cerebrovascular system. Moreover, due to the current pandemic, some countries have prioritized health resources towards COVID-19 management, making it more challenging to appropriately care for other potentially disabling and fatal diseases such as stroke. The aim of this study is to identify and describe changes in stroke epidemiological trends before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: This is an inter..

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