A patient from UCLH who is recovering from Coronavirus

“I’m very lucky in physical terms but it has been tough,” said Paul who had previously been very healthy, suffered two strokes as a result of contracting Coronavirus.

“After my second stroke, my wife and daughters thought that was it, they would never see me again. The doctors told them there was not much they could do except wait. Then I somehow survived.”

Paul’s first stroke was caused by a blood clot in his brain and happened while he was recovering from Coronavirus at University College Hospital. The clinical team also found blood clots in his lungs and legs so prescribed powerful blood-thinning drugs.

A couple of days later, however, he suffered a second, even bigger stroke and was transferred to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery for specialist care.

Paul spent five weeks in hospital but is now recovering extremely well at home.

Read his full story at: http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/News/Pages/BBCatNHNN.aspx

This is a real-life case study based on the experience of a patient at UCHL

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