Can a Child Have a Stroke?

Yes, a child can have a stroke. Childhood stroke is one of the leading causes of death in children. There are two types of strokes that can affect children. An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked. A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or leaks blood. We encourage you to watch this video to learn more about pediatric stroke, or visit our link below for detailed information on Cook Children’s efforts in helping children recover from strokes, and to prevent future strokes.

Cook Children’s Stroke and Thrombosis Program

We’re here to help.

If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.

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