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2013 Press Releases
Porter Adventist Hospital Explores Ministrokes and Stroke Dangers
03/28/2013

DENVER (March 28, 2013) – On Tuesday, April 9, Porter Adventist Hospital will be hosting an important community class discussing ministrokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIA), and their connection to future stroke risk.

Porter Adventist Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the country to offer same-day outpatient diagnosis and assessment for TIA. As TIA and stroke have the same underlying causes and risk factors, recognizing TIA as a warning sign of future stroke can help speed up treatment, mitigate stroke risks and potentially avoid permanent disability.

According to Porter Adventist Hospital stroke specialists and the American Stroke Association, 10 percent of TIA patients will have a major stroke within one week of a TIA event and more than one third of patients will have a major stroke within 12 months of an attack.

Risk factors for TIA, symptoms and treatment options will be fully explored at “No Time for Stroke” in the Porter Hospital Conference Center from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The presentation is free to the public but does require registration by calling 303-777-6877 or visiting porterhospital.org/porter-event-registration.


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About Porter Adventist Hospital

Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, Colorado’s largest hospital and health care network. The network includes the Centura Health Trauma System, Centura Heart Network, Centura Health Stroke Network, and Centura Health Cancer Network. For more information on Porter Adventist Hospital, visit porterhospital.org or follow the hospital on Twitter @PorterHospital or facebook.com/PorterAdventistHospital.

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