Stroke Care Services

Stroke Services

Charlotte Regional Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Care Centers. This recognition demonstrates that Charlotte Regional Medical Center Stroke Care Center follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

A stroke is an injury to the brain that occurs when the blood supply to that area is interrupted. This leads to death of brain tissue. The brain is responsible for controlling our thoughts, our mind, and our body's action in many areas.

The most common symptoms of a stroke include:
  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.  
Stroke risk factors that cannot be changed:
  • Age over 55
  • Gender
  • Race- Increased occurrence in African Americans
  • Family History
  • Previous Stroke
Stroke risk factors that can be changed, treated, or managed:
  • High Blood Pressure Diabetes
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Poor Diet
  • Physical Inactivity and Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol  
Our multi-disciplinary stroke team works together to provide our stroke patients with the most advanced techniques, newest medications, and highest lelve of bedside care. From arrival through our ER doors to discharge, our skilled clinical staff and a specialized team of physicians administer care and monitor progress every step of the way. For more information, call 941.639.3131