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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

Eau Claire recognized for commitment to quality stroke care

For the second consecutive year, Eau Claire has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award,...

August 29, 2019
Eau Claire receives Primary Stroke Center recertification

Two-year recertification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission included a Certificate of Distinction.

June 19, 2019

From The Blog

Man survives stroke being in right place at right time

Ken Eckes was in the right place at the right time when he had a stroke. Thanks to quick treatment, he is back in the game and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

June 25, 2018

Lucky to be with us

When an infant suffers a stroke in utero, the effects of the stroke can impact the child for life. If treated promptly, the complications from a stroke can greatly be reduced. Read on to learn how one La Crosse family was able to get the immediate help their child needed.

May 24, 2017

Mayo Clinic staff experiences collaborative care firsthand after stroke

The week after The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, Dave Berg was feeling great. But he didn't realize he would soon be the beneficiary of coordinated care after having a stroke.

May 17, 2017

Stroke survivor advises others to seek help quickly when symptoms appear

Steve Brock thought he had slept on his arm wrong, causing it to go numb. He didn’t learn until a few days later that he was having a stroke.

May 10, 2017

Coordinated stroke care means improved outcomes

When 62-year-old Mankato resident Dale Hachfeld’s coworkers first heard him slurring his words, they thought he was trying to be funny. But when his left side gave way and he started to fall over, his coworkers knew it was no joke.

May 3, 2017

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.

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, M.D. 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