The Tennessee Stroke Registry was implemented in 2009 through a bill enacted by the 105th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. The Stroke Registry Act of 2008 calls for the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health to maintain a statewide stroke database and report statistics on stroke prevalence, mortality, and performance metrics based on the American Health Association's Get With the Guidelines standards. The report is compiled with data input by Tennessee hospitals into the American Heart's Patient Management Tool™ and is released on an annual basis. Participation in the stroke registry is voluntary but critical in helping us gain a comprehensive picture of stroke in Tennessee.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death both in the United States and in Tennessee and claimed more than 3,000 Tennessee lives in 2013. Tennessee is part of what is known as the Stroke Belt of the United States due to its high prevalence of stroke and stroke risk factors.
For more information about the Tennessee Stroke Registry, contact Megan Quinn, TSR manager, or Casey Morrell, TSR graduate assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (423) 439-4427.
|Dr. Megan Quinn