A stroke occurs when a blood vessel going to the brain is disrupted either by a blood clot or a ruptured vessel. This process is similar to that which occurs in a heart attack. Deprived of oxygen, the nerve cells in the affected area of the brain cannot function and often die. The parts of the body controlled by those cells are then unable to function.
Major Risk Factors for Stroke:
Warning Signs of Stroke:
Stroke is an emergency!
Minnesota Stroke Partnership
The Minnesota Department of Health convenes partners across the state to address stroke issues together. For information about participating in this group, please visit the Minnesota Stroke Partnership website or contact us directly at (651) 201-5412.
Minnesota Stroke Registry Program
The Minnesota Department of Health encourages voluntary participation by hospitals in the Minnesota Stroke Registry Program. This stroke quality improvement program offers a free web-based data collection tool, regional education workshops, learning collaboratives, and assistance to help hospitals become acute stroke-ready.
For information about this program, visit our Minnesota Stroke Registry Program website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.