Nationally recognized care for brain, spine and nerve disorders
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.
more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Presbyterian Medical Center, please call
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.
team of board-certified neurologists, surgeons and other specialists
can provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions
that affect the brain and nervous system.
911 at the first sign of a stroke
is 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”
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.
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 than risk.
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.
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.
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.
brain aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall in the brain weakens and swells.
- Sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches
- Confusion or loss of consciousness
- Severe neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Nausea with vomiting
you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
If an aneurysm ruptures, it is a life-threatening medical emergency.
you have a brain tumor or neurological complications as a result of
other forms of cancer, you can rely on the team at Presbyterian Medical Center to
provide leading-edge, compassionate care.
blow to your head can cause a concussion, which often results in
confusion, dizziness or other symptoms that might show up right
away – or days or even weeks later. If the symptoms are pronounced, you
may want to visit our emergency department
or a Novant Health physician
athletes, we recommend baseline testing
so that if he or she ever has a concussion, we can more accurately assess
At Presbyterian Medical Center, we can diagnose and care
for all types of headaches including migraines, cluster headaches
and tension headaches. If you’re age 50 or older and experience a new kind
headache you’ve never had before, consult a physician.
and neck pain and other problems can have a significant impact on
your daily life. At Presbyterian Medical Center, we’re
here to help you on your journey back to good spine health.
have experience diagnosing and caring for people who suffer from
epilepsy and seizures, which occur because of surges of electrical
activity in the brain. We can help you achieve a better quality of
life. If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures, you may benefit from
an evaluation in our world-class epilepsy monitoring unit.
goal at Presbyterian Medical Center is
to give you an accurate diagnosis and offer personalized support to
help you and your family cope with your condition and maximize your
quality of life.
physicians, nurses and technicians specialize in advanced imaging and
diagnostic tests for neurological disorders and injuries. You’ll
need a physician referral for most tests.
you’re faced with a stroke or another neurological emergency or
disorder, you want to know that you have high quality care on your
side. Quality outcomes evaluate our procedures and how they compare with national benchmarks.
are susceptible to brain disorders such as aneurysms
and epilepsy; in addition to many developmental conditions, they
require special treatment. If your child needs help, Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
may be able to provide it. For more information, call the hospital at
704-384-4021, or Novant Health Pediatric Neurology at 704-384-1390.
more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Presbyterian Medical Center, call 704-384-4000. To find a
Novant Health neurologist, use our online directory or
call 704-384-CARE (2273).
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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.