SHERIDAN, WY— Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) has partnered with neurologist, Dr. David Wheeler, to bring a presentation to Sheridan entitled “Brain Attack: Surviving a Stroke.”
Multiple aspects will be covered during the presentation including the latest stroke protocols, who is at risk for having a stroke, what are the signs of a stroke, how a stroke is treated and the latest TeleStroke Wyoming technology available in Sheridan in partnership with Wyoming Medical Center.
According to Dr. John Addlesperger, Chief Medical Officer for SMH, “Dr. Wheeler and his staff have been instrumental in helping us set up the TeleStroke Wyoming program here in Sheridan and the information he will present is important for everyone in our community.”
Dr. Wheeler is a partner with Wyoming Neurologic Associates in Casper and was recently named the American Heart Association’s Physician of the Year.
“Minutes can make a significant difference in the outcome of a stroke,” Addlesperger said. “Early diagnosis and intervention in our Emergency Department with a consultation with WMC neurologists can prevent major lifelong disability or death.”
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. One in every three strokes occurs in people younger than 65. Advancements in stroke care over the last several years have vastly improved patient outcomes.
Dr. Wheeler’s presentation will be held Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30 -6:30 P.M. at the SMH downtown location at 61 S. Gould Street in the Community Conference Room.
The event is free and open to everybody.