Episode 30: Pediatric Stroke – A Primer with Dr. Megan Barry

Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Stroke

On this episode, host Jason Woods talks with Dr. Megan Barry, pediatric neurologist and stroke specialist, about pediatric stroke. This episode serves as a primer to pediatric stroke and a foundation for future discussion. We talk about diagnosis and initial management, risk factors, and places that can trip you if you aren’t careful

Of note, since recording, the International Pediatric Stroke Organization has been founded and has a number of great resources.

Megan Barry, DO. Assistant professor, Pediatric Neurohospitalist, Adult Vascular Neurologist, University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado


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  5. Lehman LL, Khoury JC, Taylor JM, et al. Pediatric Stroke Rates Over 17 Years: Report From a Population-Based Study. J Child Neurol. 2018;33(7):463-467. doi:10.1177/0883073818767039

Additional Resources

  1. Pediatric NIH Stroke Scale
  2. International Pediatric Stroke Organization

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