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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.
Our stroke treatment and management services include:
Stroke treatment using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), angioplasty, stent placement and clot retrieval
Treatment for transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
Carolinas Stroke Network is a group of Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals that use what's called a "code stroke" process to standardize best practices and reduce delays in treating patients with acute stroke. By improving treatment time, we can help improve a patient’s recovery chances
A stroke navigator program to assist patients through the progression of care
One of the region’s largest comprehensive stroke rehabilitation programs
We have a clinical partnership with Carolinas Rehabilitation, offering specialized therapeutic and rehabilitative treatment to our patients
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.