Journal article

Stroke in Children With Cardiac Disease: Report From the International Pediatric Stroke Study Group Symposium

Adriane J Sinclair, Christine K Fox, Rebecca N Ichord, Christopher S Almond, Timothy J Bernard, Lauren A Beslow, Anthony KC Chan, Michael Cheung, Gabrielle DeVeber, Michael M Dowling, Neil Friedman, Therese M Giglia, Kristin P Guilliams, Tilman Humpl, Daniel J Licht, Mark T Mackay, Lori C Jordan

Pediatric Neurology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Cardiac disease is a leading cause of stroke in children, yet limited data support the current stroke prevention and treatment recommendations. A multidisciplinary panel of clinicians was convened in February 2014 by the International Pediatric Stroke Study group to identify knowledge gaps and prioritize clinical research efforts for children with cardiac disease and stroke. RESULTS: Significant knowledge gaps exist, including a lack of data on stroke incidence, predictors, primary and secondary stroke prevention, hyperacute treatment, and outcome in children with cardiac disease. Commonly used diagnostic techniques including brain computed tomography and ultrasound have low rate..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The International Pediatric Stroke Study Group symposium on Stroke in Children with Cardiac Disease was funded through a generous grant from Gabrielle's Ride,, inspired by the life of Gabrielle Ide Cinanni. Dr Adriane Sinclair's Pediatric Stroke Fellowship was also funded through the kind support of Gabrielle's Ride.