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If you think your child may be having a stroke, do not wait to seek medical attention! Go to the nearest children's hospital emergency room as quickly as possible!
|STROKE CAN HAPPEN AT ANY AGE - infants, children and even before birth.
Melika Abrahams, RN, BSN, CPN
Cerebrovascular Nurse, UTHealth Pediatric Stroke Program
Department of Pediatrics | Division of Child & Adolescent Neurology
Stuart Fraser, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology
Director, Program for Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at UTHealth Houston
Brandon Miller, MD, PhD, FAANS
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery and Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
We provide clinical care and research related to pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Pediatric stroke is an under recognized medical emergency that is among the top 10 causes of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Currently, there is a shortage of pediatric neurologists specifically trained in diagnosis, acute management, and long-term care of pediatric patients with cerebrovascular diseases. We work closely with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital to diagnosis, treat and support children and families affected by pediatric stroke.
Though more common in adults, stroke is among the top 10 causes of death in pediatric patients and there are few centers with specific expertise in treating pediatric stroke. Pediatric patients with stroke have specific and unique biologic and developmental needs, and our team of pediatric neurologists, vascular neurologists, pediatric neurosurgeons, nurses, and MAs is built with those needs in mind. For more information, visit the Children's Neurology and Neurosurgery page here. or the Memorial Hermann Vascular Anomalies Clinic page here.
The Pediatric Stroke Clinic with UT Physicians provides comprehensive stroke care for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents who suffer from stroke or other cerebrovascular disorders, including moyamoya disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, neonatal stroke, and childhood stroke.
Though more common in adults, stroke is among the top 10 causes of death in pediatric patients and there are few centers with specific expertise in treating pediatric stroke. Our missing is to provide comprehensive and cutting edge medical care to children affected by cerebrovascular disease. In coordination with our colleagues in neurosurgery, hematology, oncology, pediatrics, and PM&R, we offer full-service coordinated care for any child who has suffered from cerebrovascular disease.
Pediatric Stroke Clinic is held weekly.
Pediatric Stroke Clinic
6410 Fannin, 5th floor
Houston, TX 77030
Wednesday afternoons, 1pm-5pm
Office Number: 713-500-7164
Stuart M. Fraser, MD, Director
LaKeesha Minor, RN BSN
Brenda Melendez, MA
Stroke in children can be from a broad range of causes. Certain conditions and diseases can bring on strokes including:
The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke has resources for families (in English and Spanish) if you:
View, download or request a hard copy of their FAMILY TOOL KIT today to start your journey
I-ACQUIRE is a clinical trial offering Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy to infants and toddlers who have had a stroke.
For more information on I-AQUIRE, visit their website at nihstrokenet.org/clinical-trials/recovery-rehab-trials or reach out to Emily Stevens, OTR at 713-500-7914 or Emily.A.Stevens@uth.tmc.edu
The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is three-fold:
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