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Stroke warning signs include the sudden onset of:
- numbness or weakness of the face or limbs
- confusion or trouble speaking
- dizziness or loss of balance
- trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- difficulty walking
- sudden severe headache
If you notice any of these symptoms, call 911.
Durham Regional follows evidence-based protocols for stroke treatment that are proven to work best for patients.
When a stroke patient arrives in our Emergency Department, we issue an alert called a Code Stroke. This alert is to notify a neurologist, the Lab and Radiology departments, nurses, and other providers that a potential stroke patient is in the hospital. This process helps ensure fast, efficient care.
Durham Regional also has a dedicated stroke unit staffed by nurses specially trained in caring for stroke patients.
Certified Treatment for Stroke
As a Primary Stroke Center, our team provides effective, timely care and can significantly improve clinical outcomes for stroke patients. Durham Regional has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in recognition of our commitment to quality care for stroke patients. Learn more about this award in our News section.
Stroke Support Group
Durham Regional hosts a stroke support group to educate stroke survivors, caregivers and people in the community about stroke prevention and stroke disabilities. Click here for a list of upcoming support group sessions.