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.
Our stroke treatment and management services include:
|Stroke Signs and Symptoms|
Act FAST and Call 911
|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 diseases we treat include: