Raul Nogueira and Thanh Nguyen interview - Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stroke Hospitalizations and Mechanical Thrombectomy Volumes

In this interview, Raul Nogueira (Director, Neuroendovascular Service, Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta) and Thanh Nguyen (Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology, Boston Medical Center) present the results of their study about the impact of Covid-19 on health care system and more precisely on the volumes of mechanical thrombectomy (MT), stroke, and intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) hospitalizations.

 

They measured hospitalizations over a 3-month period at the height of the pandemic (March 1 to May 31, 2020) and compared it with two control 3-month periods. 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a global decline in the volume of overall stroke hospitalizations, MT procedures, and ICH admission volumes. 

 

Did they expect these results? 

 

How to explain differences in stroke hospitalizations between continents? 

 

Watch the video to learn more!

 

For additional information:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1747493021991652  

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