Getting help right away after a stroke is essential for saving your life and shortening your recovery. You also need the best care possible to lower your risks for physical and mental disability. Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke.
The letters in the word FAST can help you remember the warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
At Novant Health, we are dedicated to providing the region’s best services for diagnosing and treating strokes for people of all ages. Our talented team of clinicians will care for you from the moment you arrive in our emergency room through your rehabilitation therapy and beyond, if you still need help.
Novant Health has two advanced comprehensive stroke centers and four advanced primary stroke centers certified by The Joint Commission for innovative procedures, advanced technology and adherence to strict treatment guidelines.
Emergency stroke treatments:
Treatment for a stoke varies based on the type of stroke you’ve had, how quickly you arrive to get help and other factors. Your provider may recommend one of these procedures: