Pediatric Stroke Infographic 


Pediatric Stroke Infographic

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American Heart Association/American Stroke Association together to End Stroke Life is why

Did you know? Stroke occurs in toddlers, children, and teens. Stroke is an emergency at any age!

Warning Signs

  • F face drooping
  • A arm weakness
  • S speech difficulty
  • T time to call 911

If one or more of these signs are present, don’t delay! Call 911 or the emergency system in your country!

  • Additional Warning Signs in Children
  • Severe sudden headache, especially with vomiting and sleepiness
  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body [face, arm and/or leg]
  • Sudden confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding others
  • Sudden trouble seeing to one side or loss of vision
  • New-onset of seizures usually on one side of the body If it looks like a stroke

Think Stroke – signs of stroke are often missed in children and teens because there is a lack of awareness that strokes can happen in this age group. About half of the children presenting with a stroke have a previously identified risk factor

Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children. The use of tPA [a clot busting treatment] or clot retrieval devices are not FDA approved for use in children in the US.

Medical conditions associated with stroke include:

  • Sickle Cell Disease,
  • Moyamoya Syndrome,
  • Arterial Dissection,
  • Autoimmune Disorders,
  • Congenital heart Disease,
  • Blood Clotting Disorders

Learn more at and Sources: International alliance for Pediatric Stroke