Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for stroke in children

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The treatment of a stroke has two parts:

  • The underlying cause of the stroke (such as high brain pressure, narrowed blood vessels or an increased tendency of the blood to clot inappropriately) should be diagnosed and corrected, if possible.
  • Regardless of the cause of the stroke, the problems that result from the stroke (weakness, numbness, etc.) can sometimes be improved with therapy over time. Identifying which patients may benefit from specialized therapy might require evaluation by specific health care professionals, such as neurologists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, or physical, occupational or speech therapists.

At Boston Children's Hospital, the Department of Neurosurgery works with many other health care teams here in a multidisciplinary effort dedicated to the treatment of children with strokes.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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