Providing comprehensive care for children who have experienced a stroke
The Pediatric Stroke Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and infants who have experienced a stroke. Early recognition and diagnosis is critical for stroke patients, as delays in seeking treatment can lead to permanent disability and stroke recurrence. Comprehensive evaluations are conducted to determine the cause and severity of the stroke and to guide treatment options. Brain imaging and blood flow analysis may be utilized to aid in stroke diagnosis and treatment.
The sixth leading cause of death in children, pediatric stroke is more prevalent than most people think, affecting 25 in 100,000 newborns and 12 in 100,000 children under 18 years of age.
The Pediatric Stroke Clinic is a multidisciplinary effort of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience in cooperation with the departments of Radiology and Hematology.