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



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.


Inpatient Care


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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