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Should we have a different approach to patients with very high vascular risk who become unwell with Covid?



Advice from a Consultant Neurologist

This information is sourced from Dr Michael Zandi, Consultant Neurologist

Q. Should we have a different approach to patients with very high vascular risk who become unwell with Covid?

A.

This should be considered on a case by case basis. For example you may want to discuss a patient who has very high neurovascular risk factors with neurology if they become unwell with Covid. Or you may consider continuing clopidogrel for a bit longer in a patient who is due to stop it in the next few months. But these cases should be considered individually

Optimising the management of vascular risk factors is crucial especially in patients at higher risk of Covid-19

See also: Should we consider giving anticoagulation to patients with increased thrombotic risk who have Covid-19?

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