Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Pediatric Stroke Program

The neonatal and childhood stroke experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s work together to develop individualized treatment plans for our patients—from infants to children and teens based on based evidence, leadership in the field, and the latest research.

The Stroke Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides family-centered, comprehensive, and coordinated care to infants, children and teens who have suffered a stroke. We combine the expertise from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Optimal care of a child who has experienced a stroke involves a variety of pediatric specialists working together to develop individualized treatment plans. The Stroke Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic that brings together a team of professionals devoted to stroke in children, including neurologists, hematologists, rehabilitation physicians and therapists, neuropsychologists, radiologists and a care coordinator. The team’s collaborative and coordinated approach to care is aimed at preventing future strokes and helping a child to achieve maximum recovery from stroke. 

Our multidisciplinary team

Many families are not aware that the period around the time of birth is one of the most common times to suffer a stroke, making stroke in newborns the most typical form of pediatric stroke. Stroke in older children occurs less often, and has a variety of causes that can impact treatment options. Because of the unique expertise required to achieve best outcomes in pediatric stroke, children who have had a stroke should receive care from a multidisciplinary team of subspecialized experts in pediatric stroke.

Our Stroke Program extends from the Johns HopkinsAll Children's Hospital emergency center and continues with inpatient care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and the pediatric medicine unit with long-term care and consultation in the outpatient setting.

Conditions We Treat

  • Arterial Ischemic Stroke
  • Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Perinatal (newborn) Stroke

Services We Provide

  • Anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy
  • Diagnostic imaging
    • Computed tomography angiography and venography (CTA/CTV)
    • Echocardiogram
    •  Magnetic resonance angiography and venography (MRA/MRV)
  • Local, national and international research and clinical trials
  • Neurological monitoring and treatment
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Thrombophilia evaluation
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Speech Therapy

Arterial Ischemic Stroke on the right side of brain

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We know you want what's best for your child. We're ready to assist you with your questions.
 

727-767-8407

Our Location

501 6th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

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