3D-printed model enables investigation into the link between COVID-19 and risk of stroke

Written by Georgi Makin

COVID-19 stroke risk

A team of scientists from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA; CA, USA) has utilized a 3D-printed model of the arteries from a patient who had suffered a stroke, to investigate the relationship between COVID-19 and increased stroke risk. The team explained in Stroke that while respiratory symptoms were common in patients with COVID-19, strokes had also been reported in younger people with no apparent risk factors. Previous research had confirmed that coronavirus spike proteins have been able to bind to endothelial cells in major organs, but it has been unclear as to whether this action is able...

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