Stroke 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 Pardee UNC Health Care has a dedicated stroke care team. This team of physicians, nurses, other clinicians and support staff are highly trained to care for stroke patients quickly, effectively and compassionately.
Working Together for You
At Pardee UNC Health Care, our multidisciplinary stroke team works to reduce the lasting impact of stroke by providing prompt evaluation and treatment of stroke symptoms. The goal is rapid treatment to minimize disability.
The stroke services care team at Pardee UNC Health Care includes:
- Henderson County EMS
- Emergency Department Physicians
- Neurology providers
- Radiology staff
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech-Language Therapists as well as other members of the Rehabilitation Team
- Care Coordinators
- Specially trained Nurse Professionals
- Respiratory Therapists
Not only will you find immediate support from every member of the team utilizing the latest technology to evaluate you and determine the best treatment options, but they’ll also work with you to provide expert follow-up care.
Recognized Stroke Care Program
Pardee UNC Health Care has a strong track record of quality and excellence in stroke care and received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award since 2017. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Additionally, our program has been recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke (2016).
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:
- Assessment by trained Neurologists Anticoagulants
- CT Scan using advanced imaging solutions to guide therapy options
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Clot-Dissolving Intravenous Medications
Risk Factors for Stroke
- High blood pressure
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.
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.