• What is a Stroke?

  • A stroke happens when the brain does not get the blood it needs. Strokes can cause serious brain damage, disability or even death.

    There are two main ways a stroke can happen:

    • A blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot
    • A blood vessel in the brain bursts and stops the supply of blood to part of the brain

    There are two major types of stroke:

    Stroke warning signs

    • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially when it happens on just one side of the body
    • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or trouble understanding
    • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
    • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
    • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

    There are advanced treatments for stroke at St. Anthony Hospital that can help stroke victims if they are seen in time. It is vital to call 911 and get treatment as soon as possible when you or someone you are with is showing signs of a stroke. Every Minute Counts!

    Stroke is a medical emergency. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you are with have symptoms of stroke!  

  • To remember the signs of stroke, think FAST:

    • F = FACE. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
    • A = ARMS. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Is one arm weak or numb? 
    • S = SPEECH. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is speech slurred? Is the sentence repeated correctly?
    • T = TIME. If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately!

    Stroke Physician Specialists

    CHPG Neuroscience and Spine

    Phone: 720-321-8040 

    Fax: 720-321-8041  

  • Stroke Support Group

    Stroke Support Group

    Stroke survivors & caregivers are invited to join us for a free monthly stroke support group, where you will meet others, share practical experiences and learn about available resources.

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