Could Covid-19 Cause A Stroke?

By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Founder & Medical Director

Vascular Vein Centers is an essential medical practice and continues to remain open to serve our patients. We encourage our patients to follow CDC guidelines and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Could COVID-19 Cause a Stroke?

A stroke may occur when a blood clot blocks the blood flow through a blood vessel in the brain. Blood can form when there is inflammation and/or the blood comes hypercoagulable.

The article below reports of clotting in major arteries & veins of the body in patients with COVID-19 and is concerning because it is not seen with influenza symptoms or signs of a stroke require emergent hospital care.

WEBMD BLOG- HEART HEALTH: Could COVID-19 Be Causing Strokes? Know the Signs

If you or a loved one develops sudden leg swelling or new leg pain, this is not typically an emergency requiring a hospital but can be evaluated in a timely fashion (24-48 hours).

Vascular Vein Centers is available to see you and a visit to the hospital can be avoided.

Our hotline is open 24/7. Schedule your appointment

VASCULAR VEIN CENTER COVID-19 UPDATE

Our Safety and Disinfecting Precautions

To keep both you and our staff safe, we have implemented extra safety measures:

TELEHEALTH Appointments Available

For specific appointment types, we are now offering TELEHEALTH; appointments accomplished via telephone or video conferencing. Make sure to ask when you call so we can accommodate you.

Visitor Policy

At this time, we are only allowing a patient visitor for physical or emotional needs. In some cases, we may ask the patient or visitor to wait outside during the patient appointment. Visitors are required to answer screening questions upon entry.

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If you have a fever greater than 100.4 or symptoms of a respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment:

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FLORIDA'S COVID-19 DATA & SURVEILLANCE DASHBOARD

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

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