My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?


If your child has had a stroke, they may have challenges ahead that not only affect them, but the entire family. Family members can suffer from depression and anxiety and may need help. That is why Cook Children’s offers a quarterly support group to help families connect with other parents and children who have been … Continue reading My Child Had A Stroke, What Should I Do?

Signs Of A Stroke


B.E. F.A.S.T. can help parents, health care providers, and caregivers recognize the signs of stroke in children. Understand the challenges children face after they have had a stroke, and how to assist them. Cook Children’s stroke team helps with diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our stroke support groups provide learning and emotional support for children and … Continue reading Signs Of A Stroke

BE FAST to Recognize the Signs of Pediatric Stroke


Cook Children’s Stroke and Thrombosis Program co-directors Marcela Torres, M.D., Medical Director, Hematology Program, and Fernando Acosta Jr., M.D., Neurology, talk about the causes of pediatric stroke and the importance of the two specialties collaborating to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment and risk of recurrence.

Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures


Owen’s story begins at 8 months of age when his parents noticed weakness on his right side. His parents knew something wasn’t right with their son. They made an appointment for Monday with their pediatrician, but over the weekend they became afraid when they noticed Owen stopped using the right side of his body.   His parents … Continue reading Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures

Innovation: Cutting-edge Imaging to Improve Pediatric Stroke Care


The incidence of pediatric stroke is steadily increasing, with most recent rates up to 13 per 100,000 children per year – similar to that of childhood brain tumors. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in children, and 20 percent of children who have had a stroke will have a recurrence. The Cook … Continue reading Innovation: Cutting-edge Imaging to Improve Pediatric Stroke Care