Doctor holding up brain scans of stroke patient

A research team led by Dr. Luciano Sposato found that approximately two in every 100 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 will suffer a stroke, and 35 per cent will die as a result. In younger patients, nearly 50 per cent had no other visible symptoms of the virus at the time of the stroke.

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been working to better understand and characterize the varied symptoms of the disease. One of the most concerning symptoms is the development of large blood clots that can cause blockages in the arteries that lead to the brain causing stroke.

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Patients who had received specialized diabetes care were less likely to revisit the ED due to hyperglycemia and to be hospitalized due to hyperglycemia within 30 days of their initial ED visit. 

One in three Canadians is living with diabetes or prediabetes. When they experience complications like severe hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), they require emergency care. For many, one emergency department (ED) visit leads to multiple others. 

Woman sitting with laptop in her lap while typing; virtual patient system on screen

Virtual patient care platform developed by canet launches to provide vital support 

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A research study from the Cardiac Arrythmia Network of Canada (CANet) and Lawson Health Research Institute is testing the use of a new online patient care platform designed to help track symptoms for COVID-19 positive patients.