Dr. Elad Levy: Stroke and Coronavirus

Saturday, August 15, 2020, Millennium Health Matters radio show

Host: Rita Hubbard-Robinson, JD, CEO, NeuWater & Associates

Guest: Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA

Dr. Levy is a neurosurgeon at the University at Buffalo and Kaleida. He holds the L Nelson Hopkins Chair of Neurological Surgery and is a SUNY Distinguished Professor as well as the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UB. He’s also the Director of Stroke Services for Kaleida Health.

Topic: Stroke and the pandemic

Did you know? COVID creates inflammation and affects blood vessels throughout the body, which can contribute to a higher likelihood of clots and strokes. People shouldn’t delay calling 911 or going to the ER when experiencing the stroke symptoms below–immediate treatment can be vital.

  • Weakness, paralysis, or lack of sensation of the extremities on one side of the body
  • Facial droop on one side of the face
  • Speech impairment

 

 

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