Childhood stroke: Arterial ischemic stroke (AIS)

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Stroke is caused by a blockage of blood vessels in the brain and can happen at any age. Read about arterial ischemic strokes (AIS) which are blood clots in an artery of the brain.

Key points

  • Stroke can occur in people of all ages, including babies and children.
  • Stroke can happen due to many different reasons.
  • Trying to find out the cause of stroke is important. It may help decide on the best treatment.
  • Treatment of stroke may include blood thinners. It focuses on minimizing damage and preventing more strokes.
Last updated: September 29th 2023