Report of Joint Committee for Stroke Facilities-- IX. Strokes in Children (Part 1)
The study group assigned the task of reviewing what is known about strokes in children has performed an outstanding service in bringing to the attention of readers of Guidelines for Stroke Care an important but little-publicized subject. They have given an analysis in depth, covering epidemiology, neuropathology, diagnosis and medical treatment, neurosurgical management, neuroradiology, rehabilitation, and psychological and educational problems. Strokes occur in children much less frequently than in the adult population. Nevertheless their significance should not be underestimated or underemphasized, for they have unusual features because their impact affects the developing nervous system.
The Strokes in Children section of the Report of the Joint Committee for Stroke Facilities is being published in two parts of which this is the first; the second part will appear in the November-December issue of this Journal.
- © 1973 American Heart Association, Inc.