Stroke and COVID-19: Connections, Concerns and Care

Answering questions from both patients and doctors, our neurovascular disease experts discuss the higher risk of clotting disorders associated with severe SARS-CoV-2 illness and how to manage these cases. They also address the fears that may keep stroke patients from coming to the hospital during the pandemic, review safety measures for both patients and health care providers, and explain the necessity of prompt treatment by specialists.    

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Andy Josephson, MD.

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Anthony Kim, MD, MS.

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Claude Hemphill, III, MD, MAS.

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