Primary Stroke Center
Stroke Treatments and Services
The key to treating strokes effectively is to act quickly using the most advanced technologies and procedures.
Stroke Treatment Based on Best Practices
At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our team of stroke specialists has experience using the most up-to-date research and technology to manage the complex challenges you may be facing. We combine decisive action and best practices to help minimize lasting damage and improve chances for recovery. Our services include transferring your loved one from a different facility, so he or she can receive the best possible stroke treatment and rehabilitation services in North Carolina.
Specialized Stroke Treatment
Specific stroke treatment depends on the type of stroke you experience:
- Ischemic strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
Ischemic strokes and TIAs occur when a blood clot forms in an artery that supplies blood to the brain. To treat, we need to remove or dissolve the clot and prevent new ones from developing. We do this with special medications, including blood thinners and anti-coagulants, as well as with surgical procedures. Learn more about Wake Forest Baptist’s advanced treatments for ischemic strokes.
- Hemorrhagic strokes
Bleeding in the brain causes hemorrhagic strokes. Treatment requires finding the source of the bleeding and then stopping it. In some cases, high blood pressure causes the bleeding. Medication to lower your blood pressure can help stem the leak. In other cases, surgery or radiation may be necessary. Learn more about Wake Forest Baptist’s advanced treatment for hemorrhagic strokes.
Stroke Treatments and Services We Provide in North Carolina
We also provide the following treatments and services: