Alarming cases of large vessel occlusions have been reported among adults in their 30s and 40s. At Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, a 44 year old man, without any pre-existing conditions, was admitted with a severe stroke and no evidence of respiratory symptoms, even though he tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Thomas Oxley, vascular and interventional neurologist, noted that the brain imaging of the patient looked “like a can of spaghetti”, something he had never seen before. New clots were forming around the area of the stroke as he was removing the clot.
Ariana Eunjung Cha. Young And Middle-Aged People, Barely Sick With Covid-19, Are Dying Of Strokes. Washington Post. April 25, 2020.