02/22: Intracranial hemorrhage risk increases with Covid-19

There is increasing evidence for and concerns regarding the neurological impacts of COVID. However, new research may have revealed the risk factors associated with a type of bleeding within the brain known as intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Researchers at the Maimonides Medical Center examined ICH cases in individuals infected with COVID and found certain risk factors such as blood pressure variability, hypertension, and obesity among others. Furthermore, they determined that the highest rates of ICH happened at the same time as the highest rates of COVID infection in the city which suggests a correlation between the two. This study and others contribute to the growing understanding of COVID as both a respiratory and neurological virus, and it offers greater insight into who is at the greatest risk from infection.