Philly neurosurgeon talks coronavirus, strokes and healthy habits

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across Philadelphia and the world, medical experts are working around the clock to provide the most updated information possible. Metro spoke with Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, one of the most experienced cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in America and an internationally renowned vascular neurosurgeon, regarding the COVID-19 virus and its connection, if any, to patients experiencing strokes. 

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The best way to not have a stroke is to prevent one by eliminating known risk factors. These include smoking, uncontrolled blood sugar for diabetics, obesity and high blood pressure.

— Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu