Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown on stroke hospitalization and related 30-day mortality in France


  • The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in negative outcomes and higher mortality among stroke patients in France.

Why this matters

    Findings from this national observational study show that the COVID-19 pandemic had a substantial negative impact on stroke hospitalizations and stroke-related deaths. Stroke awareness in the general population should be more intensively promoted during the COVID-19 era to minimize the delay between the onset of stroke symptoms and the admission to hospital.