Annabel Wang
An Analysis of Strokes in Pediatric Patients

SchoolShaker Heights High School


ProgramScience


MentorSharon Mace, MD


DepartmentEmergency Department


Research
An Analysis of Strokes in Pediatric Patients
Hypothesis
Pediatric strokes are often hard to detect, and leave harmful residual effects, including motor, neurological and cranial nerve deficits. However, it is possible to prevent these types of stroke if proper medication is used and risk factors are identified. The purpose of this project is to determine what the major risk factors are in order to decrease morbidity and mortality, along with increasing the level of treatment success.
Methodology
This study was done using chart analysis and review. Charts were reviewed in patients who were between the ages of 0 and 21, diagnosed with a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke and had a confirming CT/MRI result or residual effect.
Outcomes
Pediatric strokes have both a high mortality and morbidity rate. Most pediatric patients diagnosed with a stroke initially had an underlying condition. Physicians should be aware of the risk factors and clinical presentations for pediatric stroke in order to consider the diagnosis and initiate early treatment and prevention.

Interpretations

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