What to Do if You Suspect Your Child Is Having a Stroke

Recognize the signs of child stroke and know what to do if it happens.

For Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children

You've just been told your child has suffered a stroke. Here's what you need to know.

What to Expect at Your Visit

From getting to the clinic to meeting your child's care team, know what to expect.

Understanding Child Stroke

Learn about kinds of stroke, what causes stroke in children, its effects and treatments.

Patient & Family Resources

Ways to find help, support and more information at Mass General and beyond.


Any medical diagnosis can come with a lot of new medical terms. Here's what they mean.

About the Program

Our team provides continuity of care, following a patient from admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to discharge and rehabilitation.

Our Team

Our doctors work with a complete team of interdisciplinary health care providers, including social workers and child life specialists.

Strokes Can Happen at Any Age

Pediatric stroke can happen in infants, children and even before birth. Learn more from the American Stroke Association.

Los Ataques Cerebrales Pueden Ocurrir a Cualquier Edad

Pueden sucederle a bebés, niños e incluso a neonatos. Aprende más con este folleto del American Stroke Association.

A Lifetime of Exceptional Care

Mass General for Children provides expert primary and specialty care for your child from birth through adulthood.