Duke Telestroke Network

What does telestroke mean for you? Learn about the benefits from our team.

Act F.A.S.T.

Every second counts during a stroke. So when a stroke strikes, Act F.A.S.T.Telestroke

Face: Smile. Does one side of the person’s face droop?
Arms: Raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Repeat a sentence. Can the person speak clearly. Can he or she repeat the sentence?
Time: Time is critical. Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately.

MHMHC's robot Lightning McBot links our hospital with Duke Telestroke Network and Duke neurologists and stroke experts. If you or a loved one comes to our emergency room with stroke-like symptoms, your health care team here connects to Duke experts immediately. Our 24/7 team approach with Duke offers you and your loved ones faster evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.