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Stroke & mini-stroke

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Presbyterian Medical Center Services Stroke & mini-stroke

In times of need, you and your family can count our team

A stroke can change your life, but it doesn’t have to ruin it. In many cases, quick, highly coordinated expert care can help a stroke victim survive the attack with minimal disability. That’s the kind of care you receive at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

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We have the only certified comprehensive stroke center in the Charlotte region at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. The comprehensive stroke center is certified by The Joint Commission, the country's leading accrediting organization for improving healthcare. Certification recognizes innovative procedures, advanced technology and adherence to strict treatment standards for stroke care.

Emergency treatment for stroke
Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke. F-A-S-Tis an easy way to remember three warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
  • F – Facial paralysis
  • A – Arm weakness
  • S – Speech difficulties
  • T – “Time to call 911”

Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away.Stroke is a serious medical emergency and time can make a huge difference in the outcome.

Similar symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA). These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help. Our experts at Presbyterian Medical Center can do a TIA evaluation to determine your level of risk for stroke in the future and work with you to lower that risk.

Stroke Bridge Clinic

If you are well enough to leave the hospital, but still face serious cognitive or physical challenges, our dedicated team will help you transition from hospital to home. Call 704-384-9437 to learn more about the Stroke Bridge Clinic.

Stroke navigator services

Presbyterian Medical Center is with you every step of the way on your recovery journey. A stroke navigator can help coordinate your follow-up care and give you the support and knowledge you need to understand your condition. To learn more about stroke navigator services, call 704-316-6239.


If stroke or another neurological condition has left you or a loved one affected by physical, speech and cognition deficits, our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team can help. Outpatient stroke rehabilitation services are offered at the Novant Health Rehabilitation Center. For more information, please call 704-316-1900.

Novant Health Neurology Specialists provides an outpatient stroke clinic as a place for stroke survivors to recover, regain their lives and prevent additional strokes in the future. For more information, call 704-384-9437.