Long-term cognitive outcomes in pediatric stroke

Takeaway

  • Age at stroke is an important indicator of post-stroke recovery that impacts long-term cognitive outcomes independently of lesion size or location.

Why this matters

  • Although stroke is rare in children, it is associated with increased risk of cognitive and neurologic impairment.

  • Pediatric patients with stroke should be carefully monitored, and treatment and rehabilitation should be tailored to their age group to improve long-term outcomes.