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Stroke and neurosciences

Gaffney Medical Center Services Stroke and neurosciences

Competent, timely care for stroke

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, time is critical. You need quick, coordinated, expert care. That’s the kind of care you receive at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.

At the first sign of a stroke, call

911

immediately!

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Our team of emergency medicine physicians and specially trained nurses will make a solid diagnosis and begin the appropriate treatment right away, giving you the best chance for surviving the stroke with minimal disability.

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Emergency treatment for stroke

Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke. The FAST acronym is an easy way to remember symptoms and warning signs of a stroke and what to do:

  • F – Facial paralysis
  • A – Arm weakness
  • S – Speech difficulties
  • T – Time to call 911

Read more about stroke risk factors and warning signs.

Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away. Stroke is a serious medical emergency and the quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances are for surviving the stoke with minimal disability.

Similar symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA). These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.

Diagnostic testing

Our physicians, nurses and technologists specialize in advanced imaging and treatment options for neurological disorders and injuries. A physician referral is needed for most tests.

Support services

For information on stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and spine, explore our health library and check out these healthcare resources.