Understanding the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke volumes


  • Measures of stroke volume decreased globally during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the year prior, and there was a shift to lower volume centres.

Why this matters

  • Stroke is a possible complication of COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic there was a decline in stroke volume, such as ischemic stroke admissions.

  • Understanding of the global impact the pandemic had on stroke volume is needed to monitor stroke metrics.