Checking Blood PressureHigh blood pressure and diabetes may increase a COVID-19 patient’s risk of stroke and other brain complications, an ongoing study suggests.
“COVID-19’s effects extend far beyond the chest,” said study lead author Dr. Colbey Freeman, chief resident in the department of radiology at Penn Medicine. “While complications in the brain are rare, they are an increasingly reported and potentially devastating consequence of COVID-19 infection,” Freeman said.
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