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Stroke Care

Count on the skilled emergency care team at Caldwell UNC Health Care to recognize stroke symptoms and provide quick treatment. Get essential stroke care close to home in Lenoir, North Carolina for your best outcome.

What's Your Risk for Stroke?

Learn about stroke risk factors.

What’s a Stroke?

You may hear stroke referred to as a “brain attack.” Stroke happens when blood stops flowing to your brain because of a blood vessel blockage or rupture. When your brain doesn’t get the blood and oxygen it needs, brain cells begin to die.

Brain damage can happen quickly. Act fast to get diagnosis and treatment when you or a loved one has signs of a stroke.

Types of Strokes

Rely on Caldwell UNC for emergency treatments for the two types of stroke:

What is Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)?

TIA, also known as a mini-stroke, happens when you have symptoms of stroke that don’t last long. Seek medical treatment for a TIA because it can be a warning of a future stroke.

Rapid Stroke Diagnosis & Treatment

Every minute counts during a stroke. If you arrive by ambulance, your paramedic will alert us before you get to the Caldwell UNC Emergency Room. We’ll be ready for an immediate stroke assessment when you get to the hospital.

Telestroke Technology

Depend on our advanced telestroke care to aid your diagnosis and treatment decisions. You and your emergency care team will consult with an off-site, board-certified neurologist using video conferencing technology. The expert neurologist becomes part of your care team and determines the treatment you need.

Treatment for Stroke

Feel confident you’ll receive the stroke care that’s right for you at Caldwell UNC. For ischemic stroke, you can get life-saving clot-busting drugs (tPA or thrombolytics). This treatment dissolves the clot and improves blood flow.

When you have a hemorrhagic stroke, you’ll need treatment to stop the bleeding in your brain. Depending on the cause of the bleeding, your neurologist may recommend surgery.

You’ll benefit from the fast access to local emergency care for stroke. After your diagnosis and initial treatment, you’ll go to a partner hospital for specialized stroke care and management.

Lower Your Risk of Another Stroke

Regardless of the type of stroke you have, you’ll follow-up with a doctor to treat the causes of your stroke and help prevent another one.

Rehabilitation Therapy After Stroke

After a stroke, you may have problems with memory, movement, speech, and thinking. To improve your abilities, get focused stroke rehabilitation therapy from experienced occupational, physical, and speech-language therapists at Caldwell UNC.

Recognize a Stroke FAST

Call 911 for help right away, if you or a loved one has symptoms of a stroke. FAST is a simple way to remember what to do if you see signs of a stroke. FAST stands for:

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty

Time to call 911

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