Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke Program Programs and Services

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Our Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke (CVD and Stroke) Program includes pediatric expertise in stroke from neurology, neurosurgery, hematology, neuroradiology, neurointerventional radiology, psychiatry and nursing.

  • Our team members are very familiar with the clinical characteristics, consequences, and long- and short-term treatment of strokes in newborns and older children.

  • By combining our expertise, we offer your child the best care possible, from diagnosis through long term follow up, including rehabilitation and recovery.

 

Outpatient Care

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Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke ProgramThe Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke Outpatient Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides outpatient evaluation and care for patients with:

  • Arterial ischemic stroke

  • Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis

  • Non-traumatic central nervous system hemorrhage

  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, or "mini-strokes")

Our multidisciplinary outpatient clinic, held on Fegan 11 on the Children's main campus, offers the following services:

  • Cooperative evaluation by a pediatric neurologist, pediatric hematologist and/or pediatric neurosurgeon

  • Primary neurological follow-up care to children with stroke or cerebrovascular disorders

  • Additional evaluations, as needed, with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists or educational specialists

  • Direct access to consultations and evaluations, as needed, with specialists from Boston Children's Learning Disabilities Program to help with a child's return to school and educational planning after stroke.

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Inpatient Care

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The Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke Inpatient Program supports patients throughout Boston Children's Hospital with:

In the hospital, our team:

  • Provides care for patients with suspected or confirmed stroke

  • Is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to evaluate children and to assess whether a child with acute stroke might be a candidate for thrombolytic therapy

  • Coordinates consultation with other specialties including neurosurgery, interventional radiology, hematology and cardiology

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