Summary of patient characteristics

CharacteristicsPatients with COVID-19 with Acute CVE (n = 6)Patients with COVID-19 without Acute CVE (n = 99)P value
Mean age (yr)62 ± 1466 ± 170.41a
    < 50 yrs, n (%)1 (17)14 (14)>0.99b
     ≥ 50 yrs, n (%)5 (83)85 (86)
Sex, n (%)0.40b
    Male5 (83)57 (58)
    Female1 (17)42 (42)
Indication for neuroimaging, n (%)0.08c
    Altered mental status1 (17)47 (47)
    Trauma1 (17)24 (24)
    Stroke symptoms4 (67)14 (14)
    Headache0 (0)7 (7)
    Seizure0 (0)3 (3)
    Syncope0 (0)3 (3)
    Dizziness0 (0)1 (1)
Comorbidities, n (%)
    Current smoker0 (0)7 (7)>0.99b
    Ex-smoker1 (17)8 (8)0.42b
    Hypertension3 (50)62 (63)0.67b
    Diabetes2 (33)38 (38)>0.99b
    Obesity3 (50)20 (20)0.12b
    COPD/asthma/OSA2 (33)18 (18)0.32b
    Malignancy0 (0)11 (11)>0.99b
    Cardiovascular disease1 (17)11 (11)0.53b
    Cerebrovascular disease0 (0)7 (7)>0.99b
Requiring ICU admission, n (%)4 (67)47 (47)0.43b
    With intubation3 (50)42 (42)>0.99b
Discharged, n (%)2 (33)46 (46)0.69b
Deceased, n (%)2 (33)11 (11)0.16
  • Note:—COPD indicates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; OSA, obstructive sleep apnea; ICU, intensive care unit.

  • a Two-tailed t-test.

  • b Fisher’s exact test.

  • c Chi-squared test.