Push to improve stroke outcomes in children

More than half of childhood stroke survivors have long-term neurological impairment, Australia’s first paediatric stroke guidelines say.

Specialists have developed more than 60 recommendations in a bid to improve outcomes, which currently differ widely across tertiary paediatric hospitals.

The team, led by the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, say there are about 300 strokes a year in children aged between one month and 18 years. And there are a further 100 strokes a year in

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