Stroke Care

A stroke or "brain attack" occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body) or a blood vessel (a tube through which the blood moves through the body) breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain.  When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.  This measure summarizes 10 indicators of how the process of care was provided and whether it was appropriate for most adults who have had a stroke.