Pediatric Stroke Program
Stroke in kids
Stroke is a condition in which not enough blood gets to a part of the brain (arterial ischemic stroke). Stroke specialists see children who have clotting in their arteries or in the veins around the brain (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis), who have abnormalities of the blood vessels, or who have bleeding in their brain (hemorrhage).
Who We See
The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) Pediatric Stroke Program provides comprehensive assessment and treatment of children (from birth to age 18) who have had a stroke, or who are at risk for stroke.
Services We Provide
Acute Care Services
Our interdisciplinary pediatric stroke team works to evaluate and help manage children who have had a stroke, beginning in the hospital. Our staff specializes in evaluating the causes of stroke and providing treatment, educating families and preparing for hospital discharge.
We continue to care for children with stroke after hospital discharge. We also provide consultative services for children at risk for stroke. In the clinic setting, our physicians provide a medical evaluation, with recommendations for assessment, monitoring and treatment. We assess the impact of stroke on a child's development and function, and work with the family to minimize these consequences. Our therapists perform developmental evaluations to determine a child's strengths and weaknesses and recommend therapy or other interventions. Depending on the child, our services range from a single discipline consultation to a full team evaluation.
Families might have opportunities to enroll in research studies. One of these is the International Pediatric Stroke Study in which OHSU is participating. The purpose of this study is to learn more about childhood stroke by gathering information about children, worldwide, who have had stroke.
OHSU Pediatric Stroke Program offers a Parent Support Group for parents of children with stroke. Parents come together to share experiences, support each other and learn more about pediatric stroke. For more information, please contact OHSU Stroke Program Social Worker, Erin Stang LCSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503 494-2728.