If you or someone you know has recently experienced a stroke, we hope you will find the education materials on this site to be helpful during the journey of stroke recovery. The Mass General Brigham Stroke Quality Leaders created these booklets for you to help during your hospitalization or after returning home. Knowledge and understanding are an important part of participating in care and improving the chances of good recovery after a stroke.
What causes a stroke? What are the risk factors for stroke? How does a stroke affect the brain? Natalia S. Rost, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAHA, Chief of the Stroke Division at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, discusses how strokes affect the brain and ways people can help prevent strokes.