The Neonatal Stroke Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, part of the Pediatric Stroke Program, was established in 2005 as the first program of its kind in the United States. The program is dedicated to the evaluation, treatment and followup care of all neonates and infants with stroke or other cerebrovascular disorders.
Making the diagnosis of stroke in the neonate requires a high level of clinical experience, since ultrasonography may fail to detect a stroke. Our program employs state-of-the-art imaging techniques, including MRI, for accurate diagnosis. We offer 24-hour access to continuous EEG monitoring to aid in clinical management of seizures, the most common symptom of stroke in neonates.
Inpatients are cared for in the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU), while outpatients are evaluated in the Neonatal Stroke Clinic within the Division of Neurology.
Our coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the specialized evaluation and treatment of children with ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and other cerebrovascular disorders allows us to provide optimal care to these complex patients.
Our specialized team includes:
The Neonatal Stroke Program collaborates with other specialties and centers throughout CHOP to ensure infants receive the integrated care they need.
Our partners include: