Biological and environmental predictors of cognitive resilience following pediatric stroke

Takeaway

  • Most survivors of pediatric stroke (PS) experience age-appropriate cognitive skills 12 months following stroke; children who are younger at stroke onset, have more diffuse pathology and a seizure history, and poorer neurological function experience worse outcomes.

Why this matters

    Understanding resilience after PS and the factors that contribute to better outcomes will aid in patient education and treatment outcomes.