During a stroke, every minute counts. 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. Powered by a team of highly specialized stroke and cerebrovascular experts, our nationally recognized care keeps you functioning at your best.

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
  • One of the region’s largest comprehensive stroke rehabilitation programs

Stroke Signs and Symptoms
F = FaceAsk the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A = ArmsAsk the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = SpeechAsk the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred?
T = TimeIf you observe any of these signs, note the time and call 911 immediately.
  • 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:


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 and arteriovenous fistula
  • Carotid and vertebral dissection
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Atherosclerotic disease, including carotid and vertebral stenosis or intracranial stenosis
  • Moya-moya disease
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