Journal article

Frailty in Stroke-A Narrated Review

Ebrahim Bani Hassan, Steven Phu, Elyce Warburton, Nihara Humaith, Tissa Wijeratne

LIFE-BASEL | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

This narrative review provides a summary introduction to the relationship between stroke and physical and cognitive frailty syndromes and the neuro-inflammatory similarities (including inflammaging) between the two. The review argues the potential effects of Post COVID-19 Neurological Syndrome (PCNS, also known as Long COVID) with similar pathophysiology. Many patients who have suffered from acute stroke experience long-lasting symptoms affecting several organs including fatigue, brain fog, reduced physical activity, loss of energy, and loss of cognitive reserve, culminating in the loss of independence and poor quality of life. This is very similar to the emerging reports of PCNS from differ..

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