Mortality after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
In-hospital mortality occurred in 2.6% of pediatric AIS cases. Most deaths were attributable to stroke. Risk factors for in-hospital mortality included congenital heart disease and posterior plus anterior circulation stroke. Presentation without seizures and Hispanic ethnicity were also associated with mortality for neonates and children, respectively. Awareness and study of risk factors for mortality represent opportunities to increase survival.