Christopher Ewing – [PODCAST] – Special Report: COVID-19 and Stroke
Christopher Ewing is an Emmy Award-winning TV host and stroke survivor. He hosts the "Life After Stroke" podcast.
In this special episode, Christopher chats with Dr. Mitchell Elkind, vascular neurologist, Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and President-Elect of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, on the topic of the COVID-19 virus and how it relates to stroke survivors.
Listen here: www.thestrokechannel.tv/radiopodcast.html And find the episode titled: Special Report: COVID-19 & Stroke.
Important questions covered in this episode include:
- Is having had a stroke in the past considered a "pre-existing condition" that puts a stroke survivor at greater risk should they catch the virus?
- Can catching COVID-19 cause a stroke?
- If we feel like we are having symptoms of a stroke, is it even safe to go to the hospital during the pandemic?
- What additional precautions should a stroke survivor take during the pandemic?
And much, much more.
This is a "must hear" interview, especially if you are a stroke survivor or a caregiver.