Bret Michaels suffers minor Stroke from PFO


by David Dansereau know-stroke.org Bret Michaels, who just taped his interview with Oprah Winfrey before this recent setback from a minor stroke from a PFO, is expected to recover (again).   His condition is reported as "operable and treatable", so there will certainly be many following  Bret's progress as well as more interest in PFO and …

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Dig your grave with your teeth?


Heart disease and stroke are the number one and three causes of death in the United States.  Inflammation has been shown to be a primary factor in the development of atherosclerosis, the major cause of cardiovascular disease.  But did you ever think you could be “digging your grave with your teeth”. If you keep up …

Time is Brain (and we still need to know more about PFO and Stroke…)


As you might be aware May is Stroke Awareness Month. I hope that you take some time this month to review and advance your knowledge on stroke!  To keep up to date, I just finished viewing a replay on the Rhode Island Hospital (Providence) website where they created a stroke e-presentation for the EMS Community featuring Dr. …