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By Isabella Alves
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Stroke, heart attack patients not seeking timely care


April 23, 2020

CHEYENNE - Nationwide, there’s been a decrease in the number of people seeking timely treatment for heart attacks and strokes, and the trend is being seen locally at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

There’s about a 40% reduction in stroke and heart attack patients coming to hospitals nationwide, according to a Medscape article.

Dr. Jessica Hughes, CRMC Emergency Department medical director, said the ER has seen about a 50% decrease in patients overall, including a 40% reduction in stroke and heart attack patients.

The ER is used to seeing about 115 patients daily, but that number has d...

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