Genetic risk factors of thrombophilia in ischaemic childhood stroke of cardiac origin. A prospective ESPED survey

  title={Genetic risk factors of thrombophilia in ischaemic childhood stroke of cardiac origin. A prospective ESPED survey},
  author={Ronald D Str{\"a}ter and Heinrich Vielhaber and Rainer Kassenb{\"o}hmer and R{\"u}diger von Kries and Ulrich Goebel and Ulrike Nowak-G{\"o}ttl},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Ischaemic stroke is a rare event in childhood. In approximately one-fourth of cases an underlying cardiac disease can be detected. We investigated the importance of genetic risk factors of venous thromboembolism in childhood or stroke in adulthood as risk factors for ischaemic stroke in children in a multicentre survey focusing on patients with a cardiac disease. 38 of 162 white infants and children (neonate – 18 years) with ischaemic stroke were suffering from a cardiac disorder. An age… CONTINUE READING


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