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Welcome to the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to provide the very best care for stroke and stroke-related conditions in children worldwide and to help each child recover as quickly and fully as possible. We are always available for help and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are one of the most active pediatric stroke research centers in the world—working continually to improve treatments.
Our program, the only multidisciplinary pediatric Stroke Program in the northeastern United States, brings together a diverse team dedicated to caring for children with stroke, non-traumatic bleeding in the brain and other cerebrovascular disorders. We see newborns through adolescents at every stage of stroke, from acute care in the emergency department through long-term follow-up, rehabilitation and planning for each child’s educational needs.
Our team incorporates expertise from child neurology, hematology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, emergency medicine, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, neuropsychology and physical and rehabilitation medicine. Together, we offer:
The stroke team also collaborates closely with the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center, which treats abnormalities of the blood vessels of the brain and spine that can lead to stroke, and with the Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program to care for our patients who require anticoagulation treatment.
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