Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was given the Gold Seal of approval by the Joint Commission in 2019, becoming the second hospital in Wyoming to be designated a Primary Stroke Center. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional stroke care to our community. We have an expert team that works together to improve outcomes and increase awareness about stroke prevention and care.
What is a stroke?
A stroke is a medical emergency where a sudden interruption of oxygen-rich blood to the brain occurs. Most often this is caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain (known as an ischemic stroke). Another, less common, type of stroke is caused by bleeding into the brain tissue (known as a hemorrhagic stroke). A stroke can cause loss of brain function and can affect movement and speech.
Questions about Stroke Care Services at Cheyenne Regional?
Call (307) 996-4705
Stroke Survivor Support Group Meetings
- Where: Meetings are held at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s East Campus
- 2600 East 18th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
- (307) 996-4705
- When:1st Tuesday of the month
- Who:Anyone affected by a stroke or TIA directly or indirectly
- What:Topics may include kinds of strokes, changes after a stroke, therapy options, the grief process and how to cope after a stroke.
*please note that location and times are subject to change*
Stroke is an emergency. Remember to B.E. F.A.S.T
B- Balance. Sudden loss of balance.
E- Eyesight. Sudden vision loss.
F- Face. Check for uneven smile. One side of face is drooping or numb.
A-Arms. One arm is weak or numb
S- Speech Difficulty. Listen for slurred speech or difficulty speaking.
T- Time to call 911. Call 911 right away.
Common Controllable Risk Factors for Stroke
- High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for stroke.
- Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation (or A-fib) is the result of the upper chambers of the heart beating incorrectly, which can allow blood to pool and form a clot that can travel to the brain, causing a stroke.
- Nicotine Use: Nicotine use can cause damage to the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for stroke. The use of birth control pills combined with nicotine use further increases the risk for stroke.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is an independent risk factor for stroke. It is important to control your blood sugar. Many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, increasing the risk for stroke.
- High Blood Cholesterol: High blood cholesterol is the result of large amounts of cholesterol building up in blood vessels. High cholesterol may cause clots leading to a stroke.
- Obesity: Excess body weight and obesity are linked with other health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
- Diet: A diet high in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol can raise cholesterol levels and increase blood pressure, increasing the risk for stroke.
- Physical Inactivity: Physical inactivity can increase a person’s risk for stroke, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Aim to be active for 30 minutes each day.
Most Recent Recognition
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: Recipient of Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite in 2019
- Healthgrades: Recipient of Stroke Care Excellence Award in 2019
- Healthgrades: Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke 2018-2019
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: Recipient of Gold Plus for Stroke Care in 2018