May 11 2020
"Doctors discuss the alarming increase of stroke in young people during the COVID-19 pandemic"
In this special edition of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with a team of doctors from the US and Canada who, individually, began to notice troubling anomalies in stroke patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to reach out to each other to discuss and compare their alarming concerns. The guests on this episode are some of the leading doctors in the area of stroke. They are: - Dr. Andrew Xavier, a pioneer in the field of Vascular and Interventional Neurology - Dr. Priyank Khandelwal, Assistant Professor of Neurological surgery and Neurology At University Hospital in Newark, NJ- Dr. Adam Dmytriw at the University of Toronto, whose training includes the University of Oxford in the UK, Harvard University, and more.- Dr. Ambooj Tiwari, a stroke neurologist and Neurointerventional radiologist and surgeon, whose specific interest is in the endovascular management and treatment of patients with stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, AVM and aneurysms.Important topics covered by the doctors in this episode include:- the alarming increase of strokes among people in their 30s and 40s as a result of the coronavirus- the increase of illness in young children due to COVID-19, when it was originally thought that the virus does not affect kids- the life-threatening impact that COVID-19 appears to have on blood vessels during stroke surgery- why is "social distancing" and a worldwide shutdown necessary for COVID-19 when it wasn't necessary for SARS and MERS?- the sobering truth that a vaccine may never be developed that can fight the COVID-19 virus And much, much more. This is, truly, a "must hear" interview!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing. Join our weekly online stroke support groups! Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life. For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!