Women more susceptible to stroke: know the signs

Many stroke patients can be treated successfully if they get to the ER within four-and-a-half hours
February 16th, 2015

At age 32, Bethany Gaul thought she was too young to be at risk for having a stroke. She wasn’t. Bethany experienced disorientation, got lost inside the building where she has worked for years, and dented her car several times trying to get into a parking space. She said she was “just kind of confused.” Bethany got to the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Room right away where a scan revealed that she’d had a stroke.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.