PFO Patient Survey Update


The first ever PFO Patient Survey is now closing in on nearly 200 completed surveys!  Thank you if you have already taken a few minutes of your time to complete this important survey.   We still need your help,  so if you have procrastinated a bit and said "I'll get to it later"  now is …

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Stroke Recovery Training Takes Time (and Hard Work!)


This challenging full body lunge exercise provides great balance and coordination retraining follow a stroke Post by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org This is one exercise I sometimes  still visualize in my sleep and continue to work on to improve my balance post  stroke.  I've since been able to give it a boost by trying it …

Study suggests better imaging needed to detect possible embolism from patent foramen ovale (PFO)


Quote from recent study reported in Cardiology Today: Wöhrle J. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2010;3:833–839. “It adds to the growing body of evidence that a PFO has multiple, potentially adverse, consequences that are often not noticed. Although a plethora of literature addresses stroke in patients with a PFO, no systematic study has evaluated embolism …