During a stroke, every minute counts, and the best care comes from a team effort. From the emergency room doctors and nurses, to the neurologists and neurosurgeons, to nursing care and rehabilitation, we deliver around-the-clock stroke care that saves lives and helps preserve brain function. And we deliver it fast – because we know the more quickly you’re treated, the better your outcome.

Our highly specialized stroke experts treat more strokes than any other team in the region.

Both Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast are Advanced Certified as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission and have Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Awards from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Stroke Treatment

Our stroke treatment and management services include:

  • 24-hour stroke treatment using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), angioplasty, stent placement and clot retrieval
  • Treatment for transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
  • Access to Carolinas Stroke Network, a coordinated network of hospitals across Carolinas HealthCare System providing rapid, industry-leading stroke diagnosis and treatment
  • A stroke navigator program to assist patients through the progression of care
  • One of the region’s largest comprehensive stroke rehabilitation programs

Stroke Signs and Symptoms
  • A sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Act FAST and Call 911
Use FAST to remember the warning signs:

F = Face Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A = Arms Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred?
T = Time If you observe any of these signs, note the time and call 911 immediately.

Additional Cerebrovascular Conditions Treated

Additional cerebrovascular diseases we treat include:

  • Subarachnoid and cerebral hemorrhage
  • Vascular malformations of the brain, spine, head and neck, including arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, arteriovenous fistula and aneurysm
  • Carotid and vertebral dissection
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Atherosclerotic disease, including carotid and vertebral stenosis or intracranial stenosis
  • Moya-moya disease

Meet the Team of Stroke Experts

Arvind Vasudevan
Jeffery Bodle
Alex Ellison
Sam Saha
Chut Sombutmai
George Khouri

Locations Providing Stroke Care

Outpatient Care

Neurosciences Institute-Neurology Charlotte
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-446-1900
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Neurosciences Institute-Neurology NorthEast
315 Medical Park Dr., Ste 202
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-403-1911
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Inpatient Care

Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-335-2000
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Carolinas HealtCare System NorthEast
920 Church Street North
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-403-3000
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