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Stroke

Mission Hospital's Stroke Center offers a variety of highly effective treatments that can limit damage to the brain and body during a stroke. Our multidisciplinary team of stroke experts works together to ensure the best patient-centered care for your diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Also, we are dedicated to educating the community of western North Carolina to help people live healthier lives and reduce the risk of stroke.

New Ways to Treat Stroke

Mission Hospital's Stroke Center offers a variety of highly effective treatments that can limit damage to the brain and body during a stroke. A subspecialty called Interventional Neuroradiology provides minimally invasive options to treat stroke, brain disorders and other emergencies. Our team is staffed by three physicians fellowship trained in Neurointerventional Surgery and Neuroradiology. Our team works closely with neurosurgery and neurology to evaluate each patient’s needs for treatment. Stroke treatment options include:

  • Carotid stenting
  • Clot retrieving
  • Coiling to treat brain aneurysms

For more information or a referral, call 828-213-1441.

Telestroke

A New Way to Help Rural Stroke Patients

Through this cutting-edge, two-way audio/video conferencing service, we can now connect Mission Hospital’s world-class physicians with remote stroke patients, providing access to the timely, life-saving measures they need. With the help of our telehealth "robot," our physicians can evaluate these patients in real time and make sure they receive the best diagnosis and treatment.

Telestroke is currently active in the following locations:

  • Mission Hospital McDowell
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
  • Transylvania Hospital
  • Angel Medical Center
  • Rutherfordton Hospital
  • Cherokee Indian Hospital
  • Harris Regional Hospital
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital