if you or someone you are with is having a stroke!
A stroke occurs when a blood flow in 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.
Stroke Risk Factors:
Warning Signs of Stroke:
For more information: 2013 Minnesota Stroke Fact Sheet (PDF: 155 KB/2 pages)
Minnesota Stroke Partnership
The MDH convenes partners to address stroke issues. For information about participating, please visit the Minnesota Stroke Partnership website or contact us directly at (651) 201-5401.
Minnesota Stroke Registry Program
|The MDH encourages hospitals to participate in this performance improvement program. We offer a free web-based data collection tool, regional education workshops, learning collaboratives, and assistance to help hospitals become acute stroke-ready. For information about participating , visit the Minnesota Stroke Registry Program website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|