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Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

The American Heart Association Award recognizes UNC REX Healthcare's commitment to quality stroke care.

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Stroke Care

Stroke CareStroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It’s the main cause of adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.

It’s extremely important to identify and treat a stroke as quickly as possible, which is why UNC REX Healthcare has a dedicated stroke care team. This team of physicians, clinicians and support staff are trained to care for stroke patients quickly, effectively and compassionately.

Working Together for You

At UNC REX Healthcare, our multidisciplinary stroke team works to reduce the effects of stroke by providing prompt evaluation and treatment of stroke symptoms.

The stroke services care team at UNC REX Healthcare includes:

Not only will you find immediate support from every member of the team, but they’ll also work with you to provide expert follow-up care.

Nationally Recognized Stroke Care

UNC REX Healthcare is recognized by the Joint Commission as a certified Primary Stroke Center. This means that UNC REX has met criteria developed by the Joint Commission in conjunction with the American Stroke Association and provides exceptional care that meets the unique needs of a stroke patient and improves outcomes.

We have also been an Advanced Primary Stroke Center since 2011.

Advanced Technology and Treatments

When a stroke occurs, every second counts.

Our stroke team is trained to diagnose and treat these types of stroke quickly and effectively. Treatment options include:

Risk Factors for Stroke

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

These and other risk factors such as a family history of stroke, race (particularly African-American), poor diet, lack of exercise and having other heart problems like atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure can stack the odds of a stroke against you.

Recovery

Every stroke patient will also meet with a Care Coordinator who will work with your care team to ensure you are getting the continued help you need through rehabilitation, home care, fitness experts or nutrition experts.

Call 911

If you think you are experiencing a stroke, immediately dial 911.

Are you at risk for Stroke?

Take a quick assessment.

Find out now

Know the Signs of Stroke

Think FAST

F

Face droops

A

Arm drifts

S

Speech slurs

T

Time is critical

Call 9-1-1

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