Pediatric Stroke Resources

Pediatric Stroke Resources

Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Resources

Below are resources for medical providers, patients and families interested in learning more about pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

Patients and Families

Child Neurology Foundation

Perinatal/infant Stroke
Childhood Stroke

International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke

Pediatric Stroke Family Tool Kit
Pediatric Stroke Family Tool Kit- PDF

Family Guides

Australian’s Family Guide to Pediatric Stroke
Canada’s Family Guide to Pediatric Stroke
United Kingdom Pediatric Stroke Guidance

Additional Resources

JCN: NICU series Prenatal Brain Hemorrhage
Dr. Sonika Agarwal of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia talks about prenatal brain hemorrhage.
JCN: Interview with Mary Kay Ballasiotes, pediatric stroke advocate: Dr. Sonika Agarwal of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia interviews Mary Kay Ballasiotes, pediatric stroke advocate and parent of a child with cerebral palsy from a stroke at birth.
JCN: What Your Pediatric Neurologist Wants You to Know: Neonatal Neurology: JCN’s Residents and Fellows Board Director, Dr. Alison Christy, interviews Dr. Sonika Agarwal, a neonatal neurologist from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
Stroke in Children Podcast: Dr. Heather Fullerton, a pediatric neurologist at UCSF, discusses stroke in children, the causes and path to recovery with Bill Monroe on StrokeCast.
JCN: Pediatric Stroke Podcast: Dr. Alison Christy interviews Dr. Sarah Lee from Stanford Children’s Health and Dr. Gabrielle deVeber from Hospital for Sick Children about their publication, Moyamoya Disease in Children: Results from the International Pediatric Stroke Study. She also interviews Dr. Lisa Sun from John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Stroke Can Happen At Any Age Video Series: The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke partnered with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to produce videos to help raise awareness of perinatal and pediatric strokes.
Australian Pediatric Stroke Resources

Health Providers

ASA Scientific Statement on the Management of Stroke in Neonates and Children
Australian Pediatric Stroke Guidelines
Canadian Pediatric Stroke Best Practice Guidelines
United Kingdom Pediatric Stroke Guidelines
Pediatric National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (Ped-NIHSS)
The Ped-NIHSS is a tool to assess severity of childhood stroke. This tool may be used for teaching purposes only. Reproduction and distribution of this video without permission is prohibited. Please contact IPSO with any questions.

Understand Childhood Ischemic Stroke-and Take Action

Pediatric Neurologist and IPSO member, Dr. Christine Fox, presents keys to identifying and treating children with ischemic stroke. Watch the video on the UCSF Medical Center website.