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.

Sovah Health - Martinsville'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.