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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke,
is a leading cause of death in Minnesota.

The Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Unit works to make all Minnesotans heart-healthy and stroke-free by focusing on prevention, treatment, and management of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The HDSP Unit does this by facilitating effective collaborations and partnerships across the state. We translate cardiovascular disease data into practice through our epidemiologic and community planning expertise for public health, healthcare professionals and the public.

Heart Disease

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to condiions and diseases of the heart and blood vessels and includes coronary artery disease, angina, heart attack, stroke, blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

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Stroke

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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 ae then
unable to function.
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Video Clips

A Heart Attack's 11 Excuses

Script for Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack pdf:66KB/1 page

Blood Pressure Explained Visually

Script for Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure pdf:65 KB/1 page

A Heart Attack's 11 Excuses-
Spanish

Script for A Heart Attack's 11 Excuses pdf:16 KB/2 pages

Blood Pressure Explained Visually- Spanish

Script for Blood Pressure Explained Visually pdf:16KB/2 pages


 

It's One Sided: 12 Signs of Strokes

Script for Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke pdf:65 KB/1 page

Put Your Cholesterol on Your Calendar

Script for Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol pdf:65KB/1 page

It's One Sided: 12 Signs of Strokes- Spanish

Script for It's One Sided: 12 Signs of Strokes pdf:17 KB/2pages

Put Your Cholesterol on Your Calendar- Spanish

Script for Put Your Cholesterol on Your Calendar pdf:109KB/1 page

Updated Tuesday, 03-Dec-2013 13:40:40 CST