AHA Releases Guidelines, Data Based On Infant Strokes

July 18, 2008

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has come out and released guidelines as well as data in regards to infant strokes.....Boston (ChattahBox) – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has come out and released guidelines as well as data in regards to infant strokes.

They found that strokes are far more common in infants and children than previously though.

The symptoms though are very different symptoms than adult strokes, as often symptoms in newborns start with seizures.

Researchers have stated that strokes account for 10% of seizures in full-term newborns.

Common risk factors in children include sickle cell anemia, and heart disease, putting them at greater risk of having a stroke.

Other events, such as head traumas, infections, and more can increase their risk.

For infants, the risk is highest during the first year of life.


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