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Did You Know?

Stroke is #6 of top 10 leading causes of death in children. The highest rates happen in the 1st year of life.

11 in 100,000 children under 17 will have a stroke each year? That’s more than the number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Know the Stroke Symptoms Acronym - F.A.S.T.

Additional warning signs in children are: 

  • Sudden severe headaches, especially with vomiting and sleepiness

  • Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body

  • Sudden confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding others

  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

  • Sudden difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

  • New onset of seizures, usually on one side of the body

If your child has one or more of these signs, call 911
or the emergency system immediately!

Sources: American Stroke Association, National Institute of Health Pediatric Stroke Page, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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