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Stroke

As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, stroke will affect 80 percent of families during their lifetimes, per the National Stroke Association. And the faster care you receive for stroke, the better. Learn more about stroke prevention, symptoms and treatments here.

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In The News

Mayo Clinic expert to discuss stroke awareness and prevention

On Tuesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to noon, Katie Pace, registered nurse and stroke and joint coordinator, will present Thinking F.A.S.T.

April 10, 2017
Fairmont achieves stroke-ready status

The designation means the hospital is equipped to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency care to patients with acute stroke symptoms.

July 22, 2016
Springfield achieves stroke-ready status

The designation means the hospital is equipped to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency care to patients with acute stroke symptoms.

July 22, 2016
Waseca achieves stroke-ready status

The designation means the hospital is equipped to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency care to patients with acute stroke symptoms.

July 22, 2016
St. James achieves stroke-ready status

Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James has been named an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

July 22, 2016
New Prague achieves stroke-ready status

New Prague has been named an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

July 22, 2016

From The Blog

When a stroke strikes, every minute counts

The first sign of trouble was a strange sensation in Dolores Brumm’s right arm. Just a few minutes later, the 88-year-old Eitzen resident knew something was definitely wrong.

April 6, 2017

With stroke, time is survival

What happened to my arm? Why can’t I walk right? What’s wrong with mom’s face? It’s drooping on one side and her words don’t make any sense at all. Stroke hits someone about every 40 seconds in the United States — and suddenly life is changed.

Andrew Reeves MD By Andrew Reeves March 21, 2017

Women and stroke: What you need to know

Ladies, the statistics are not in our favor. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, and each year 55,000 more women than men have a stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, each year stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. In addition, the use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, history of preeclampsia/eclampsia, gestational diabetes and post-menopausal hormone therapy pose special stroke risks for women.

September 20, 2016

Quick medical attention helped Eau Claire stroke survivor

“It was like a light switch went off.” That is how Mark Diers describes how he felt on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He was at work at a retail store when, suddenly, he had trouble speaking and couldn’t make his right hand work correctly.

May 26, 2016

Stroke care: What is America’s grade in 2016?

Just about everyone knows someone that has had a stroke or has heard about stroke. Do you know that the chance of dying from a stroke is on the decline?

Felix Chukwudelunzu MD By Felix Chukwudelunzu April 28, 2016

Fast care in Fairmont helped Joe Burns survive a stroke

As Joe and Pat Burns found out recently, when it comes to treating a stroke, it’s all about time.

“You need to start treatment quickly, within about three hours, for it to be most effective,” says Joe, a Fairmont resident and retired social studies teacher. Joe should know: he has survived two strokes, thanks in part to the quick action of his wife, Pat, and caregivers at Mayo Clinic Health System.

May 12, 2015