Rebecca Ichord, MD, director of the Pediatric Stroke Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reviews signs and symptoms of pediatric stroke and demonstrates a clinical exam with a child who has experienced a stroke.
Signs can include weakness or numbness; trouble walking, speaking or understanding simple directions; severe headaches; loss of vision or double vision; and severe dizziness. Just as when an adult experiences stroke symptoms, children should get medical help immediately.
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Pediatric Stroke Program