Boy, 4, has stroke after going on roller-coaster ride

December 15, 2014 2:20 PM

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Boy, 4, has stroke after going on roller-coaster ride

A 4-year-old boy went on a couple of roller-coaster rides during a family vacation over the summer and left the amusement park with a torn carotid artery.

Doctors report in the journal Pediatric Neurology that the jerkiness and gravitational forces of the ride appear to be the culprit, and that the tear resulted in a blood clot that traveled to the boy's brain, causing a stroke.

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