Fast and comprehensive stroke care when you need it most
If you or a loved one suffers a stroke or another brain- or spine-related condition, you need access to top-quality care. You have that at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. We are a certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission - the country’s leading accrediting organization for improving healthcare - for our innovative procedures, advanced technology and adherence to rigid treatment protocols.
Emergency treatment for 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
Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke.
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 stroke 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.