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Seattle Children's Program Battles Pediatric Stroke

Seattle Children's Program Battles Pediatric Stroke

At Seattle Children’s Hospital, young patients are getting help recovering from pediatric stroke through the Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program. Three-year-old Addison Hyatt is recovering from prenatal stroke and is being treated through the program. Dr. Catherine Amile-Lefond, Head of the Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program, said, “Prenatal stroke is actually different than childhood stroke. It is remarkably common; about one in 2,500 to one in 3,000 children. You never want to ignore a parent who says my child isn’t doing what I think they should be doing."

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